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New Poll Shows Strong Public Support for Universal Charitable Deduction

September 18, 2023 8:07 AM | Shelly Dupre (Administrator)

A new public opinion poll suggests that there is broad public support for tax incentives for charitable giving like the Charitable Act (H.R. 3435/S. 566). The poll found that:

  • 87% of voters support restoring the universal charitable deduction permanently for all taxpayers including 51% of voters who strongly support this giving incentive.  
  • 82% of voters support expanding the universal charitable deduction to up to $4,500 for all Americans, including at least 80% of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents.  
  • 53% of voters say they would donate more to nonprofits if they were able to claim the charitable deduction.

Restoring and improving tax incentives for charitable giving remains a high priority for all nonprofits. The Alliance will work with our national partners to use this new polling data to help advocate for Congress to pass the Charitable Act and other similar legislation. Please feel free to share the poll results with your members, donors and local media to build a broader awareness and advocacy base for this important issue.

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