February 23, 2022
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New Poll: CTC Recipients’ Rating of Country’s Economic Conditions Fell Drastically Since Final CTC Payment

CTC recipients consistently rated conditions higher than
non-recipients — until the CTC expansion expired

A majority of voters continue to
support the expanded CTC

Washington, D.C. — Today, Fighting Chance for Families released a new poll of likely voters finding Child Tax Credit recipients’ rating of American economic conditions has declined since the December 2021 expiration of the expanded CTC and its monthly payments. Just 18% of CTC recipients rate economic conditions in the country as "Excellent" or "Good” (down from nearly 40% in December) while 17% of non-recipients say the same.

The trend of non-recipients who rate economic conditions “Excellent” or “Good” has remained fairly consistent since last November — yet those who received the expanded CTC and its monthly payments had rated economic conditions higher in late 2021. These trends among recipients and non-recipients have since converged following the expiration of the expanded CTC in December, a sign that the expansion’s monthly payments had improved recipients’ perception of the American economy.

The poll also finds that a majority of likely voters continue to support the expanded Child Tax Credit by a +28-point margin. Support for the expansion includes Democrats by +62 points, Independents by +29 points and over a third of Republicans.

Read the full polling tabs and methodology here.

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