Survey: Americans Like Small Businesses
Sunday, August 12, 2012
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Posted by: Ester Venouziou
Good news, small businesses! A recent survey finds that almost 90 percent of Americans have a "somewhat favorable" or "very favorable" view of small businesses. That compares with just over 65 percent for major companies and only 41 percent for the federal government. Among the other results from the second annual Public Affairs Pulse survey , commissioned by the
Public Affairs Council and released July 31: Fifty-eight percent of Americans have little or no trust in the
government to solve the country's major problems.
Seventy-two percent of Americans would like to see business help
provide community services such as food banks and job training for the
poor. Seventy-six percent say too much power is concentrated in the hands of a few
large companies. Sixty-three percent think major companies make too much
On the lobbying front, 81 percent support lobbying to protect jobs, 78
percent support lobbying to open new markets, and 71 percent support
lobbying to create a level playing field.
The survey, conducted June 20-July 11 by Princeton Survey Research
Associates International, is based on telephone interviews with 1,750
To compare trends, check out the 2011 Public Affairs Pulse Survey
Ester Venouziou is founder of LocalShops1.com, Tampa Bay's most active advocate for locally owned and operated businesses. Membership is open to shoppers, businesses, artists and non-profits.