Donald J. Trump, the former president and presumptive 2024 Republican nominee for president, was convicted on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in his hush money trial.

Real Research, an online survey app, revealed that 69.24% of respondents were well aware of Donald Trump’s conviction.


  • 90% of respondents said they were aware of Donald Trump’s hush money case.
  • Over two-thirds believe Trump will file an appeal for his conviction.
  • 62% believe Trump’s conviction is justified.

Donald Trump’s Conviction

The jury found Trump faked records to conceal payments to his fixer, Michael Cohen. The records falsely labeled the $130,000 reimbursement for a hush-money deal with pornstar Stormy Daniels as legal expenses.

In relation to this, 90% of respondents (fully aware, 71.02% + vaguely aware, 18.62%) said they were aware of Donald Trump’s hush money case, while 10% were unaware.

Figure 1: Are you aware of Donald Trump’s hush money case?

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Trump’s Stance on the Case

“This was a rigged, disgraceful trial,” Trump told reporters after the jury’s verdict, which marks the first time a former U.S. president has been convicted of a crime. 62% of respondents said Donald Trump’s conviction was justified, and 38% said it was not justified. 

Figure 2: Is  Donald Trump’s conviction justified?

Will Trump Appeal His Conviction?

Trump’s sentencing is currently set for July 11, but an appeal from his side could delay it. In light of this, 68% of respondents believe Trump will file an appeal for his conviction, while 32% do not think he will.

Figure 3: Will Donald Trump appeal his conviction?

What Is an Appropriate Sentence for Trump?

Trump’s sentence could range from fines or probation to up to four years in prison for each count. Respondents were asked, “What do you think an appropriate sentence for Donald Trump would be?”

In response, 27% of respondents believe Trump should not receive any sentence, 26% think he should get both a fine and probation, 15% say he should serve jail time and receive a fine, 11% feel a fine alone would be sufficient, another 11% believe he should serve jail time, and 10% think he should get probation.

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Public Opinion on Trump’s Conviction

Despite being a convicted felon, Trump remains eligible to campaign for the presidency and to serve if elected. In relation to this, 62% of respondents think Donald Trump’s conviction should disqualify him from running for the presidency. However, 38% believe Trump’s conviction should not affect his eligibility.

Will Trump’s Conviction Affect the Election?

Finally, the survey on Donald Trump’s conviction revealed that 54% of respondents believe his conviction will significantly decrease his chances of winning the 2024 presidential election. Meanwhile, 31% believe it will significantly increase his chances, and 16% said it will have no impact on his presidential race at all.


Survey TitleSurvey on Donald Trump’s Conviction: Will It Affect His Presidential Race?
DurationJune 4 – June 13, 2024
Number of Participants5,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.