Most often, the Russians give to the sick and orphaned children, the survey showed OP

© RIA Novosti / Konstantin to Collabourate in fotobounce orphanage. Archival photoMost often, the Russians give to the sick and orphaned children, the survey showed OP© RIA Novosti / Konstantin to Collabourate the image Bank

The most popular among Russians directions of charity activities and donations are helping children, orphans and the seriously ill — are engaged about half of the respondents of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation, according to a draft of the annual report of the Public chamber on the state of civil society.

It is noted that people with serious illnesses help to 53.1% of the respondents, orphan children — 43.7% of the persons with disabilities was 35.5%.

«According to the survey of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation, 53,7% of the respondents occasionally give alms, transfer money via SMS, transfer items or products to the needy,» reads the report. According to the OP, the 24.2% of the respondents occasionally donate to the construction of the temple animal shelter, restoration of monument of art or valuable natural sites, 16% of respondents are not philanthropists.

As noted by OP, on a regular basis charitable activities are undertaken by 32% of respondents: 13.8% of regularly donate known charitable organization (Fund) or transfer money to the account of the orphanage, nursing homes, and 9.6% regularly give alms and have voluntarily and freely help those in need, 4.7 per cent regularly make donations to projects to raise funds for the construction, repair or restoration of cultural objects or of natural objects, of about 3.9% of the respondents give to charity a certain percentage of their income.

In General trust charitable funds 11.4% of respondents, and 15.1% trust individual organizations and 39.5% of the respondents trust only those organizations in which you can personally verify. Definitely don’t trust charities 16.1% of respondents. The main reasons for distrust are, according to respondents, lack of control, transparency, accountability (47,8%),the respondents ‘ perception of charity organizations as fraud (24%), knowledge about specific examples of bad faith (22.6 per cent).

The survey was conducted from August 24 to October 22 by means of online questionnaires. The survey polled a total of 1257 respondents.