Mercoledì, 24 Ottobre 2018
ROME

Eight out of 10 Italians considered writing a will a taboo

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Rome, June 5 - The fear of death and the
possibility of causing family rivalries are two of the main
reasons that eight out of 10 Italians have never considered
making a will, a survey by Gfk Eurisko market research agency
reported Wednesday.
Compiled together with Testemento Solidale, a non-profit
campaign encouraging Italians to think ahead of where they would
like to leave their money, the survey showed that of 1,500
people over 55 years old interviewed, a further six out of 10
said they had no intention of putting pen to paper and writing
out a will.
However, another 21% of those asked said that they would
"think about it".
Only 1.8% of Italians, approximately 1.5 million people,
have already written their will, while another 5% said that they
intended to do so and 6% said they were still uncertain if they
would.
These numbers are low compared to other countries like the
UK where 80% have ironed out the details of their wills, and the
United States where 50% have done so.
Of those interviewed, 45% said that they had not heard
that it was possible to donate to a non-profit, charity or NGO
through their will and believed it was reserved for the
"wealthy".
The campaign, backed by seven important non-profit
organizations - Actionaid, Ail, Aism, Don Gnocchi Foundation,
Lega del Filo d'Oro, Save the Children, Unicef - in cooperation
with the National Notary Society is focused on promoting the
culture of philanthropy through wills.

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