Reuters/Ipsos Data: Public Opinion on the Release of the Mueller Report (3/26/2019)

Barr Summary of Mueller Report Does Not Move America

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  • Chris Jackson Senior Vice President, US, Public Affairs
  • Annaleise Azevedo Lohr Director, US, Public Affairs
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Washington, D.C. - This new Reuters/Ipsos survey of the American public finds that political divisions remain intractable, with barely any shift in opinion after the release of Attorney General Barr's summary of the Mueller Report.

According to this survey, virtually all Americans (94%) have heard of the Mueller Report. Of those, most (57%) say that they ‘still have questions and would like to see the full report released to the public’. However, the report has had little impact as of yet, with fewer than 1 in 10 (9%) saying information they have learned from the report has changed their opinion about the Trump campaign and/or Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.

Looking forward, a little more than a third of Americans (39%) believe President Trump should be impeached. However, a majority of Americans (52%) say Congressional Democrats should continue investigating issues associated with President Trump.

Reuters’ full reporting can be found here.

About this Study

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted March 25-26, 2019 on behalf of Thomson Reuters. For the survey, a sample of roughly 1,003 adults age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii was interviewed online in English. This sample includes 350 Democrats, 362 Republicans, and 200 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.

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

For more information on this news release please contact:

Chris Jackson
Vice President, U.S.
Ipsos Public Affairs
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Annaleise Azevedo Lohr
Senior Account Manager, U.S.
Ipsos Public Affairs
[email protected]

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The author(s)
  • Chris Jackson Senior Vice President, US, Public Affairs
  • Annaleise Azevedo Lohr Director, US, Public Affairs