Panama Papers

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Washington, DC - Following the contentious investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Ipsos Global @dvisor conducted a poll to gauge public opinion on the offshore money laundering scandal.

  • Four in 10 (37%) global respondents know about the Panama papers scandal.
  • One in five (22%) agree that it is completely reasonable to avoid taxes however you can.
  • Four in 5 (80%) agree this story shows that there's two sets of rules in the world - one for rich people, and one for everybody else.

These are the findings of the Global @dvisor Wave 81 (G@81), an Ipsos survey conducted between April 22nd and May 5th, 2016.

The survey instrument is conducted monthly in 25 countries around the world via the Ipsos Online Panel system. The countries reporting herein are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States of America.

For the results of the survey presented herein, an international sample of 18,058 adults aged 18-64 in the US and Canada, and age 16-64 in all other countries, were interviewed. Approximately 1000+ individuals participated on a country by country basis via the Ipsos Online Panel with the exception of Argentina, Belgium, Hungary, India, Malta, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden and Turkey, where each have a sample approximately 500+. The precision of Ipsos online polls are calculated using a credibility interval with a poll of 1,000 accurate to +/- 3.5 percentage points and of 500 accurate to +/- 5.0 percentage points. For more information on the Ipsos use of credibility intervals, please visit the Ipsos website.

For more information on this news release, please contact:

Julia Clark
Senior Vice President
Ipsos Public Affairs
312.526.4919
julia.clark@ipsos.com

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+1.312.526.4919
julia.clark@ipsos.com