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%,
- Americans disagree that political donations have little impact (71%), with Democrats
(68%), Republicans (73%) and Independents (79%) responding at similarly high rates.
Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Center for Public Integrity
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
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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