Washington, DC - In an Ipsos survey conducted on behalf of Center for Public Integrity, Americans proved to have deep concerns about how money affects political campaigns. More key finds can be found below.
- Six in ten Americans believe there should be limits on candidate and party fundraising but no limits on independent organizations (60%).
- Nearly nine in ten Americans (89%) believe wealthy people will figure out new ways to influence politics, regardless of whether campaign finance laws are changed.
- There is little difference across political parties (Democrats 90%, Republicans 90%, Independents 88%0.
- Americans disagree that political donations have little impact (71%), with Democrats (68%), Republicans (73%) and Independents (79%) responding at similarly high rates.
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These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Center for Public Integrity December 5-6, 2016. For the survey, a sample of 1,008 Americans ages 18+ were interviewed online. The precision of the Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for all adults, 5.8 percentage points for Democrats, 6.4 percentage points for Republicans, 7.6 percentage points for Independents. For more information about credibility intervals, please see the appendix.
The data were weighted to the U.S. current population data by gender, age, education, and ethnicity. Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Figures marked by an asterisk (*) indicate a percentage value of greater than zero but less than one half of one per cent. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding. To see more information on this and other Reuters/Ipsos polls, please visit http://polling.reuters.com/.
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