From Civil Society
The number of people who say they have given to charity in the past three months is at a record low, a survey has found. Some 60% of the 1,000 people surveyed in May by research and consultancy firm nfpSynergy said they had made a donation in the previous three months, against 69% in January.
The firm has regularly commissioned the poll since July 2011, and the May figure is the lowest it has ever found. Despite the overall downward trend, data also shows that giving via charities’ websites increased to record levels, partially compensating for losses from other fundraising channels.
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