2015 publications

Under the Microscope - charities in Scotland

Charities play a vital role in communities across Scotland – but what do people really think about them? Our report, produced in collaboration with SCVO, examines the scale and scope of Scotland’s charity sector, before exploring the attitudes of Scottish voters.

Our report focuses on the attitudes of Scottish voters, and finds that:

  • 54% of Scottish voters agree that charities are trustworthy and act in the national interest
  • 64% of Scottish voters agree that it is important for charities to highlight if they believe government policies will negatively affect people
  • Half of Scottish voters (50%) believe that most politicians do not understand how important charities are in Britain today
  • 61% of Scottish voters believe that money given to charities by government to run public services should not be a focus for spending cuts
  • Only 46% of Scottish voters believe that charities are good at demonstrating their impact

Download the report Under the Microscope - charities in Scotland

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