Survey claims young people give less to charity

A survey carried out by the Community Foundation of Ireland has claimed young people give least money to charity compared to other age groups.

A survey carried out by the Community Foundation of Ireland has claimed young people give least money to charity compared to other age groups.

One in three questioned in the 18 to 25 age group give no money to charity at all. This contrasts with 92% of people aged between 35 and 44 who donate money each month.

The poll also found that around 53% of respondents prefer to contribute to Irish charities.

The survey was carried out among more than 1,000 Dubliners. It found while 22% give nothing at all to charity, about half donate up to €11 monthly.

It also indicated strong support for the Government to provide more tax relief for charities.

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