Tired of big companies and big tech lecturing you on politics? You’re not alone. According to a recent Gallup poll confidence in big business in America is near an all-time low.
Overall 41 percent of Americans express very little or no confidence in big business, only 18 percent have a great deal or quite a lot. The only time that confidence in business was lower was 2008 in the depth of the financial crisis.
Most of the decline is among Republicans whose confidence in big business and big tech has cratered over the last year. Not surprising as companies like Coca Cola, Delta Airlines, and American Express have embraced radical left-wing causes and big tech censorship has gone into overdrive. Results from the 2020 and 2021 Gallup surveys are below.
Americans need a business sector the creates jobs and opportunity. CEOs should be spending their time developing better ways to serve customers and create value for shareholders, not playing up to politicians or currying favor with woke activists. Government should ensure a fair playing field for all.
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