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Poll: How much is appropriate to give a child on their First Communion?

Survey says that, on average, children receive €416. But how much do you think is appropriate, or do you think a different gift would be better?

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A NEW SURVEY says that the average cost of a First Holy Communion last year was €530, but parents are expecting to pay up to €70 more this year.

The EBS survey also found that a child making their Communion is given an average of €416 in total by friends, neighbours and relatives.

Two-thirds of children questioned for the survey who are making their Communion this year plan to save most or all of the money they receive. In 2010, seven out of 10 children said they would save all or most of that money.

Do you think it’s wrong to give a child money to mark a religious event, or is it a good way to encourage them to start saving?

Given the financial difficulties currently faced by many families, how much do you think is appropriate to give to a child on their First Holy Communion?


Poll Results:

€11-€20 (647)
€21-€30 (448)
€31-€50 (414)
€10 or less (257)
Gift other then money (208)
Over €50 (136)
No gift or money (118)







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