On October 7-10, 2019, Independent Sector commissioned public polling of registered voters regarding their views on candidate engagement with the nonprofit sector.
- The majority (62%) of voters would be more likely to vote for a candidate who promises to work more closely with charities and nonprofits and to include them in the policymaking process. This includes a near majority (49%) of Republicans and an overwhelming majority (74%) of Democrats)
- Voters want that candidate to be a champion for the sector. The majority (68%) would be more likely to support a candidate that advanced policies to help charities and nonprofits serve their communities, including 36% who would be much more likely.
- Voters aged 18-24 are the most supportive age group on nonprofit engagement; 79% would support a candidate who will work with nonprofits and a whopping 81% support a candidate advancing policies that will help nonprofits.
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TargetPoint Consulting conducted this survey with 1,005 registered voters nationwide taken from a listed sample. 705 interviews were collected using automated telephone technology and 300 were collected using mobile web interviews. The margin of error is +/- 3.1%. Percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding.