Headline results from the March 2011 survey:
- UKPOM members showed great engagement with charities, with a significant minority donating their time and money regularly. A large minority made occasional cash donations and purchased goods from charity shops.
- Specifically, nearly half of respondents had donated to Comic Relief in 2010.
- More than half of people through that government spending should increase over the next 5-10 years, particularly in the areas of pensions, health care and education.
- Although most people were aware of the idea of the 'big society' and nearly half of respondents supported the idea, many thought that it could not work at a time of big cuts in government spending.
- When asked about what to spend overseas aid on, the areas considered most important were water and sanitation, health and education.
- A significant majority of people disagreed with the government's decision to continue giving aid to India, although this was tempered by the fact that many did not know about the extent of poverty in India.
For an extended overview of the results as a PDF file click here.