Op4G Blog

The Donor Mindset Study: Exploring Attitudes Behind Eliminating the Charitable Deduction

Posted by Madeline Warren on May 1, 2017

A new national study shows six out of ten charitable donors in the US believe American giving will drop if donations to non-profit organizations are no longer tax deductible, including one-third who feel giving will decrease a lot.  Even so, only half of all donors believe charitable gifts should be fully tax deductible.

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Topics: Politics, Surveys, Non-Profit

You’re Fired! How Pollsters Failed in the 2016 Election and the Lessons for Survey Design

Posted by Op4G Staff on January 24, 2017

Less than a week ago, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. It was an unexpected outcome for those who followed polls in 2016. Even on the eve of the election, the New York Times poll predicted that Clinton had an 84% chance of winning. Pollster Nate Silver and the Princeton Election Consortium calculated a 71% chance and 95-99% chance, respectively. So why did “serious predictors completely misjudge Trump’s chances of victory”? Experts point to several likely factors, including:

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Topics: Election, Polls, Market Research, Politics, Trump, Surveys