Washington, DC — In the latest Ipsos poll conducted for the Center for Public Integrity, nearly one in five Americans (18%) assume lawmakers spend 21-40 hours fundraising each week. The poll also revealed that almost half of Americans oppose the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, with 48% opposing versus 30% supporting the decision. Republicans are more likely to come out in favor of the decision, with 39% supporting it. Given the chance to change the campaign finance system, a majority of Americans (57%) would place limits on the amount of money super PACs can raise and spend. This change is especially popular among Democrats, where nearly two thirds (65%) support limiting super PACs fundraising and spending.
About the Study
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted August 28-29, 2017 on behalf of the Center for Public Integrity. For the survey, a sample of roughly 1,011 adults from the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii was interviewed online in English. The sample includes 350 Democrats, 348 Republicans, and 220 Independents. The precision of 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 respondents. Ipsos calculates a design effect (DEFF) for each study based on the variation of the weights, following the formula of Kish (1965). This study had a credibility interval adjusted for design effect of the following (n=1, 011, DEFF=1.5, adjusted Confidence Interval=5). The poll also has a credibility interval plus or minus 6.0 percentage points for Democrats, plus or minus 6.0 percentage points for Republicans, and plus or minus 7.5 percentage points for Independents. Post-hoc weights were made to the population characteristics on gender, age, region, race/ethnicity and income.For more information about Ipsos online polling methodology, please go here: http://goo.gl/yJBkuf
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