We should give more, public tells researchers

Three in 10 people think they should give 2 per cent of their income to charity, according to a new survey published by the Charities Aid Foundation. But three-quarters of those surveyed gave between nothing and £100 last year.

Of the 2,002 people surveyed as part of the YouGov poll, one in 10 said people should aim to give between 5 and 10 per cent of their income to charity.

“It is really heartening to see so many people think we should be giving more money to charity,” said Sheila Hooper, director of individual giving at CAF. “I hope they will turn these charitable thoughts into actions.

“If everybody gave 2 per cent, many more charities could fulfil their aims, whether they are to relieve suffering, save the planet or help any one of the other thousands of good and deserving causes here in the UK and around the world.”

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