The first-of-its-kind paid online survey conducted by the Center for Responsive Politics found that nearly half of Americans (47%) are unwilling to pay for an online poll.
The study, conducted for the Center, found that of those who were willing to pay, nearly half (47% of respondents) said they were willing “only in a limited fashion.”
But only 26% said they would pay for all online polls conducted, with many people opting out of the service.
The poll found that 55% of Americans surveyed would be “extremely uncomfortable” with a survey they would be asked to pay to complete, while another 22% would be willing to be “very uncomfortable” for an “unlimited amount of time.”
A full 72% of those surveyed said they could not afford to pay an additional $20 to complete a survey, according to the survey.
Nearly half of the survey’s respondents said they believed the poll results would help them in the 2016 presidential election.
But only 18% said their vote will make a difference, and 14% said it would “make a big difference.”
The survey, which was conducted by SurveyMonkey, has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
The survey was conducted from April 17 to April 23.