Washington, DC, May 13, 2021 — A new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget finds that a strong majority of Americans are concerned about the national debt and want federal spending to be more balanced between generations. Read more about this study from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget here.
About the Study
These are the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted April 23-26, 2021, on behalf of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. For this study, a total of 1,110 youths and adults age 13+ from the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii was interviewed online in English.
The sample for this study was randomly drawn from Ipsos’ online panel, partner online panel sources, and “river” sampling and does not rely on a population frame in the traditional sense. Ipsos uses fixed sample targets, unique to each study, in drawing a sample. After a sample has been obtained from the Ipsos panel, Ipsos calibrates respondent characteristics to be representative of the U.S. Population using standard procedures such as raking-ratio adjustments. The source of these population targets is U.S. Census 2018 American Community Survey data. The sample drawn for this study reflects fixed sample targets on demographics. Posthoc weights were made to the population characteristics on gender, age, race/ethnicity, region, and education.
Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online non-probability polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the online sample for this poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points for all online 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=1,110, DEFF=1.5, adjusted Confidence Interval=+/-4.9 percentage points).
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