Trust in charities falls again

Charities now rank below the BBC and the royal family

Charities fell four places to 12th in the list of most trusted organisations and institutions in the UK drawn up by the research consultancy nfpSynergy.

Its survey showed that the proportion of people who said they trusted charities "quite a lot" or a "great deal" fell to 48 per cent in October from 53 per cent in April, when public trust in charities was already at its lowest level since 2007, when it was 42 per cent. The results showed trust in charities had fallen below that of the BBC, the royal family, TV and radio stations and supermarkets since the April survey. The armed forces continued to lead the list, at 74 per cent, while political parties came bottom, at 12 per cent.

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