Half of French people trust charitable organisations more than the state for tackling social issues, such as poverty, exclusion and disabilities, according to a recent survey from the Comité de la Charte.



The annual Comité de la Charte du don en confiance, now in its 7th edition, acknowledges that the study was carried out during a ‘crisis’ of confidence in the French Government.


The study reports that one in two French people have more confidence in charities than the state to have the ability to meet urgent social needs.


Confidence in charitable organisations remains high, with 55% of French people and more than three quarters (76%) of regular donors saying that they trust charities and foundations.


The most critical factors to breed trust and confidence are whether a charity is regulated and transparent.


This news comes at the same time as a survey of charitable giving trends in France reports a rise in donations from loyal donors.