An annual global trust survey has found that Ireland has more trust in the NGO sector than in Government.
The 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer found that 13% of Irish people surveyed had a ‘great deal of trust’ in the NGO sector, in comparison to only 4% for Government. In 2013, the level of trust in the NGO sector was slight higher At 17%, whilst the level of trust in Government stayed at 4%.
The numbers are mirrored at a global scale with 23% of respondents stating that they had a ’great deal of trust’ in the NGO sector in contrast to Government at 15%.
Amongst other findings, the report also shows that 54% of Irish people trust NGO representatives as credible spokespeople.
Now in its 14th year, the Edelman Trust Barometer measures levels of trust on a global scale across institutions, industries and leaders. The survey is the result of over 31,000 respondents in 26 markets globally.