Seventy-seven percent of respondents believe that corporations should disclose all of their direct and indirect political expenditures, including money provided to third-party organizations to be spent on campaign ads.
The poll comes on the heels of the January ruling by the Supreme Court in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case that uncapped the amount of money corporations could funnel into political campaigns.
Other key findings in the poll include:
- More than two-fifths of respondents describe the amount of money being solicited from American business leaders and their corporate treasuries to third-party groups as high.
- About half feel the level of pressure being placed on American business leaders to make political contributions has increased since the last presidential election, in 2008.
The full results and a report on the CED poll can be found here.