Irish attitudes to the charity sector - Survey Findings from the Charities Regulator

May 11 2023, 02:36pm

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Nine out of ten adults in Ireland donated to a charity over the last year, according to new research from the Charities Regulator.  

The survey, which was conducted for the Charities Regulator by Amárach Research, showed strong public support for greater enforcement, tighter controls on charities by the Regulator, and more checks on charities’ activities. 

The general public want to know how their donations are used, and to see evidence of what has been achieved by the particular charity that they have donated to.  

The types of charities that were most strongly supported during the past 12 months include medical or health related (44%), homeless or refuge services (43%), local community organisations (41%), children or youth services (29%) and animal rescue or welfare (29%).

More than 8 out of 10 people (84%) feel that charities and the work they do in Irish society is important, while three-quarters of respondents believe that the impact of charities is significant.

You can read the full report here.