Muslims are Britains top charity giversRuth GledhillSaturday July 20 2013, 1.01am, The Times
More than seven out of ten Muslims give to charity, the poll showsADEK BERRY/AFP/GETTY IMAGESRuth GledhillSaturday July 20 2013, 1.01am, The Times
Muslims are among Britains most generous givers, topping a poll of religious groups that donate to charity, according to new research.
Muslims who donated to charity last year gave an average of almost £371 each, with Jewish givers averaging just over £270 per person.
Nearly one in ten of Jewish givers donated more than £1,000. Among Muslim givers, most donated between £300 and £500.
Atheists, by contrast, donated an average of £116 when they gave to charity, with Roman Catholics giving slightly more than £178, other Christians slightly less than £178 and Protestants £202.
According to the ICM poll of 4,000 people, nearly four in ten atheists and Hindus did not donate at all. This compared with more than three in ten Muslims, Catholics and