Wednesday, September 05, 2007

We aren't such a selfish lot , after all

More than half of people have both volunteered and given to charity in the last 12 months.

Contrary to what many may think, are willing to help out, and nearly 60% have done so by formally volunteering in the past year , 39% had done so at least monthly , 69% had volunteered in the last five years.

81% of those questioned had donated to charity in the last four weeks. The average total amount donated in the last four weeks was £25 per adult .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

cheers for these useful stats. Theres loads of examples of people working co-operatively, and not *needing* the material or status,etc rewards the capitalist system claims workers need to be useful and productive.
But since this easily disputed arguments are used by members of both classes as a *reason* why socialism can never work!!, its always good to have some up to date stats to hand.