83 per cent of the public would support legislation to limit fundraising, survey finds

Seventy-eight per cent of respondents to a poll think charities have become more intrusive in the way they ask for donations in the last five years, while 83 per cent say they would support an “Olive’s Law” to limit fundraising.

The survey, which was conducted on behalf of ethical search engine Storm, revealed that 74 per cent of respondents agreed that charities, overall, do a “great job of raising awareness of important causes and supporting those in need”.

However respondents also said that aggressive charity fundraising tactics make consumers less likely to donate.

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