How have Britons shown support for Ukraine?  

Connor IbbetsonData Journalist
March 22, 2022, 9:22 AM GMT+0

Approaching half of adults under 25 have expressed support for Ukraine online

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has prompted an extensive relief effort for those caught up in the fighting. People and organisations across the world have donated money, essential goods and supplies, and their time towards humanitarian efforts.

Around a quarter of Britons (28%) say they have donated money to such causes, with another 34% saying they will probably do so in the future. Three in ten (32%) do not expect to make a financial donation.

Vast amounts of food, bedding, clothes, and other essentials have also been donated to those fleeing the war. Some 14% of Britons say they have donated goods to causes supporting Ukraine, while 37% plan on doing so but haven’t yet done so. Another 41% do not think they will.

While Britain is many miles from the front lines, 3% say they have volunteered their time towards humanitarian efforts supporting Ukrainians. A further 15% plan on doing so.

It is important to remember that not all those who want to help will be able to make financial donations. Bearing this in mind, 38% of Britons say they have expressed their sympathies and support for Ukraine online, while another 11% plan on doing so.

Younger Britons are the most likely to have expressed their support for Ukraine online (48% of those aged 18 to 24). They are also more likely than their elders to have donated their time (7% versus 2% of those 65 and over). On the other hand, older Britons are more likely to have made monetary donations (31% – 33% of those aged 50 and over versus 16% of those 18 to 24).

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