73% of poll respondents agree limits on money to super PACs would lessen corruption (and other public opinion data on corruption)

October 14, 2015

Poll Data from a 2012 Report by the Brennan Center: "73% of respondents agreed that 'there would be less corruption if there were limits on how much could be given to Super PACs.' (14% disagreed, 75% Rep, 78% Dem agreed)" "More than two-thirds of all respondents (68%) — including 71% of Democrats and Republicans--agreed that a company that spent $100,000 to help elect a member of Congress could successfully pressure him or her to change a vote on proposed legislation." Gallup Poll Data: "Perceived widespread corruption throughout the government: 2006: 59% 2008: 72% 2009: 66% 2010: 75% 2014: 79%"


Source: "National Survey: Super PACs, Corruption, and Democracy," Brennan Center for Justice, April 24, 2012, accessed October 14, 2015, https://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/national-survey-super-pacs-corrup.... Jon Clifton, "Americans Less Satisfied With Freedom," Gallup, July 1, 2014, Accessed Oct. 14, 2015, http://www.gallup.com/poll/172019/americans-less-satisfied-freedom.aspx




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