eating out or buying takeaways (36%) leisure (cinema, bingo, theatre) (31%)The only activities that people were less likely to cut than charitable donations were: Advertisement spending on are groceries (17%) Howard Lake | 4 February 2013 | News A survey of charity donors for Charities Aid Foundation has revealed that 26% of people who give to charity say that they expect to cut the amount they give over the next 12 months.Fortunately, charities seem to be nearly last on the list of areas of expenditure to cut back on. The survey respondents were more likely to reduce expenditure on: holidays (32%) clothes (31%) 26% of donors expect to reduce giving this year, says CAF survey Increase in spending?On the other hand, charities were unlikely to see much of an increase in giving, according to the research. Only 12% of charity donors said that they were likely to increase their charity donations in the next year, the lowest proportion for any type of spending tested.Paul Rees, Executive Director of CAF, emphasised the positive element of the findings. “Even in tough times,” he said, “people are extremely reluctant to cut the generous support they give to for the causes we all care about. “Britain is one of the most generous nations on earth, but it’s still very worrying that so many people expect to reduce their donations in the next 12 months. If that happens, charities and the causes they support will suffer”.ComRes interviewed 2,013 adults in Great Britain online from 12 to 14 December 2012. Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged 18+.www.cafonline.org watching or participating in sport (24%) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Individual giving recession Research / statistics 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis going out for a drink (37%) About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.