People now expect far greater transparency about charity executives' expenses, according to a survey by online research company fast.MAP.
After the MPs' expenses scandal broke, people were asked whether charity executives should disclose their expenses: 84 per cent of 1,136 respondents said 'yes' and only 4 per cent said 'no'.
"Public opinion changes overnight," said David Cole, managing director of fast.MAP. "If we'd asked a question about charity executives' expenses at the beginning of May, before the MPs' expenses scandal, I doubt if there'd have been such support for disclosure.
"But survey after survey shows that people's trust in previously respected sectors - banking, Parliament and now even charities - has been shaken to its core."