Americans Believe Big Companies And Political Lobbyists Have Too Much Power
Large majorities (over 80%) of those in the U.S. believe that big companies, political action committees, political lobbyists, and the news media have too much political influence. A much smaller proportion (19%) believe that nonprofit organizations have too much power, while 71% believe they have too little political power in Washington.
Full text of the question regarding non-profits: “And now a question about the power of different groups in influencing government policy, politicians, and policy makers in Washington. Do you think nonprofit organizations have too much or too little power and influence in Washington?”
- Too much (19%)
- too little (71%)
- About right (3%)
- Not sure/refused (7%)