Poll: Americans Support Universal Charitable Deduction

On March 6-8, Independent Sector commissioned public polling of American voters regarding their views of the charitable deduction.

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Key Takeaways

A majority of overall voters (85 percent) support keeping a charitable deduction in place, including these majorities across all voter identifications:

  • 86 percent of Donald Trump voters
  • 87 percent of Hillary Clinton voters
  • 89 percent of independent voters

A majority of voters (75 percent) want to expand the charitable deduction so that taxpayers can take advantage of the deduction regardless of income and whether or not they itemize their taxes, including these majorities across all voter identifications:

  • 75 percent of Donald Trump voters
  • 78 percent of Hillary Clinton voters
  • 77 percent of independent voters

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TargetPoint Consulting conducted this poll with 800 people from a national sample of registered voters. Interviews were conducted live on landlines and cellphones with 39 percent of the interviews completed on cellphones. The margin of error of the survey is +/- 3.5 percent. Percentages may not equal 100 due to rounding.

Global Topics: Public Policy
Policy Issues: Charitable Deduction, Charitable Giving, Tax & Fiscal Policy, Tax Reform
Resource Types: Fact Sheet