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General News    H2'ed 4/28/18

Over 75% of Americans Back Campaign Finance Reform Says New Pew Survey

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Amidst a widely-shared recognition that the country is effectively being run by powerful special interests, a new poll out Friday shows that more than 3 out of 4 Americans now support serious campaign finance reform as a way to mitigate the corrupting influence of money in the nation's democracy. The results of the extensive Pew Research Center survey, released Thursday, reveal Americans 'see the country falling well short in living up to' democratic ideals and values, and believe core changes are needed in the political system. Seventy-six percent say the government is run by a few big interests, a level unchanged since 2015. Just 21 percent say the government is run for the benefit of all.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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