Most American voters say they want businesses to stay out of politics.
WHY IT MATTERS – Bipartisan resistance to corporate political agendas serves as warning to Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) advocates.
NO POLITICS, JUST BUSINESS– A recent poll for Convention of States Action conducted by The Trafalgar Group asked individuals if they would be more or less likely to do business with a company that stayed politically neutral and tolerated viewpoints of employees and customers across the board. The response was clear.
- 78.8 percent – more likely
- 10.1 percent – less likely
REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS AGREE – There was little partisan difference in the responses.
- 82 percent of Republicans –more likely
- 77 percent of Democrats – more likely
BOTTOM LINE – U.S. voters widely agree that companies should avoid getting involved in politics, with a strong bipartisan consensus for businesses to remain apolitical in their operations.
The Trafalgar Group – National Survey – Politics in Business
News and Record – John Hood: Should businesses keep politics out of the workplace? It’s not that simple