People trust Jacksonville nonprofits; they have less faith in government

Published on October 27, 2022 at 11:07 am

The nonprofit sector is the third most trusted institution in the Jacksonville area, just behind individual volunteers and the military, according to a recent poll commissioned for the 20th anniversary of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida.

About 67% of the 1,023 people surveyed in seven counties trusted nonprofits “a fair amount” or “a great deal,” compared with 72% for volunteers and 69% for the military, according to the Believe in the Good Public Perceptions Poll conducted by the University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Lab.

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Rated lower were police, businesses, churches and faith organizations, colleges and universities, local government, local school boards, state government, philanthropy and the federal government, in that order.

Read the rest of this story at Jacksonville Today news partner The Florida Times-Union.

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