POLL DU JOUR
81 percent of Americans say they have not “done anything” to support a cause because a celebrity endorsed it.
58 percent say the support of a celebrity can change people’s views of a political candidate; 60 percent of Republicans and 60 percent of Democrats agree.
55 percent overall say a celebrity involved in a scandal can hurt a cause if they become involved with it; 29 percent disagree.
53 percent say celebrities can make a positive difference when they get involved in a cause; 44 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of Democrats agree.
40 percent overall say it is a “bad thing” when celebrities get involved in politics or endorse a candidate; 61 percent of Republicans and 19 percent of Democrats agree.
38 percent overall say the celebrities make little or no difference in a cause; 48 percent of Republicans and 26 percent of Democrats agree.
38 percent say it’s a good thing when celebrities get involved in politics; 21 percent of Republicans and 59 percent of Democrats agree.
Source: A Harris poll of 2,577 U.S. adults conducted Sept. 18 to 24.