The latest UK Giving report shows that half of men do nothing for charity
Just under half (48%) of British men fail to support good causes or get involved in social action in a typical month, say figures released today by the Charities Aid Foundation.
Men are much less likely than women to be involved in supporting causes across all types of giving, including volunteering, donating money and sponsorship, says UK Giving, the annual report on giving behaviour across the nation. Over three fifths (63%) of women get involved in some way during a typical month, compared to 52% of men.
Women are also nearly twice as likely to donate to a charity shop, 27% gifting their items in the four weeks prior to interview, compared to 15% of men.
Younger people are also less likely to be involved with supporting good causes, nearly three fifths (58%) of those aged 16 – 24 doing none of the charitable or social actions listed in a typical month. Those aged 45-64 are the most likely to be involved, 63% having done something for a good cause in the previous month.
The report estimates that Britons donated £10.6bn to charity in 2014.
Poorer people appear to give away a higher proportion of their income, those earning under £9,500 giving away an estimated 4% of their income last year, compared to those with an income over £25,000, who gave 1% to good causes.
UK Giving, an in-depth study of giving across the nation, is produced by the Charities Aid Foundation, a charity which helps people and businesses support the causes they care about, and provides financial services designed for the charitable sector.
The report has been expanded this year to include questions that go beyond giving money, looking at other ways people may choose to support causes, as well as their motivations for doing so.