Cabinet Office: Office for Civil Society Announcement:
We are pleased to announce that we have released the final set of headline findings from the 2012-13 Community Life Survey – a survey providing Official Statistics on issues that are key to encouraging social action and empowering communities. The findings from the final quarter (January – April 2013) also includes data on Social Action, a new module added to the survey.
The 2012-13 findings (covering Aug 2012 – April 2013) include:
• Levels of both formal and informal volunteering have increased on 2010-11, following a decline in levels of volunteering in recent years
• A statistically significant increase in the proportion of people who gave money to charity in the four weeks prior to interview. In the four weeks prior to interview 74% of people had given to charity, compared with 72% in 2010-11.
• Just under half (47%) of people would like to be more involved in decisions made by their local council, a significant increase from 44% in 2010-11.
• There continues to be a high proportion of people engaged in civic participation (41%), and almost a quarter (23%) have been involved in social action
Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/community-life-survey.