Ahead of The Gathering last week, SCVO announced that in contrast to the rest of the UK, trust and confidence in charities in Scotland remains high.
The results of the survey of more than 1,000 people in Scotland shows that 9 out of ten people have supported a third sector organisation in Scotland in the past year, with the other headlines of the study being:
- 82% of people in Scotland trust charities and believe they act in the public interest (compared to 57% in England and Wales)
- Levels of trust in fundraising remains high with 73% of people agreeing that they feel confident donating to charity
- 77% said they donated to charities and 89% said they supported a charity in some way in the last year (compared to 81% in England and Wales)
- 54% of people say their levels of trust of charities remained the same and 16% said their trust in charities increased in the last year. 28% said their trust in charities dropped
More information from the report, and the report in full can be found on the SCVO website.