Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Federal Policy and Campaign Spending
Washington, DC - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from May 22-24, 2012. A summary of the findings is listed below:
- Overall, Americans prefer paying lower interest rates over earning high returns on savings. However, this breaks down pretty clearly by age with older Americans preferring higher returns while younger Americans prefer lower interest payments.
- On a parallel note, most American say that low return on savings is an acceptable prices for economic recovery and growth. This too is split by age.
- Independents are actually the most likely to say various types of speech should be protected under “free speech” laws.
- Very few have heard of Citizens United and even fewer are able to accurately describe the law or its impacts.
- However, Americans do generally think there is too much money in politics, that public officials change positions to suit big donors and that money in elections has given the rich more influence.
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