59% Believe Companies Taking Political Positions Adds to Divisiveness in America

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of U.S. Adults believe that companies make political statements adds to the divisiveness in America. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that just 17% disagree and 24% are not sure.

Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Republicans believe corporate political statements adds to divisiveness. So do 55% of Democrats and 55% of Independents.

On a related topic, 66% of adults believe companies should avoid taking positions on political issues. Another 8% thought it appropriates for companies to weigh in on topics related to their businesses. Twenty-five percent (25%) believe it is better for businesses to clearly express their views on a wide variety of issues.

Other survey data found that 39% believe it is appropriate for a company to leave a state because it disapproves of laws completely unrelated to their business. Forty-one percent (41%) disagree. The numbers show that solid majorities consider it is appropriate for businesses to leave a state for other reasons. Sixty-six percent (66%) think it’s appropriate to move if another state has a lower cost of living; 60% say it’s appropriate to leave because the state’s taxes are too high; and, 59% say it’s appropriate if the company disapproves of laws directly affecting the business.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.

Methodology

The online survey of 1,000 U.S. Adults was conducted by Scott Rasmussen from April 2-5, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Respondents were selected through a process of Random Digital Engagement. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

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