On March 6-8, Independent Sector commissioned public polling of American voters regarding their views on the Johnson Amendment, a 1954 law that prohibits charities from directly or indirectly supporting or opposing any political candidate.
A majority of voters (72 percent) want to keep current law prohibiting 501(c)(3) organizations from engaging in partisan political activity, including these majorities across all voter identifications:
- 66 percent of Trump voters
- 78 percent of Clinton voters
- 77 percent of independent voters
Learn more about the Johnson Amendment.
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.