"Almost 90% of American adults have a favorable opinion of small businesses, according to the 2012 Public Affairs Pulse survey.
The survey weighs the attitudes toward business and government. Bottom line: Americans have a lot of confidence in small business, some in big companies and not much in the federal government. The poll was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International for the Public Affairs Council, a nonprofit group for public affairs executives.
Two thirds (67%) of the 1,750 respondents have favorable views of major companies and less than half (41%) have favorable views of the federal government.
“Americans have serious doubts about whether the federal government can effectively handle the challenges the nation faces,” said Doug Pinkham, president of the Public Affairs Council. “As a result, the public is turning to the business sector and saying, ‘The government can’t seem to manage these things, so what can you do to help?’”
Among the activities most Americans think business should do:
- 72% provide community services such as food banks and job training
- 68% help improve health care
- 66% help improve education
At the same time, 76% of respondents said too much power is in the hands of a few large companies, and 63% said major companies make too much money."
These are the same people who shop at WalMart which destroyed their local businesses. These are the same people who will go down to their local store to check out a product and then go online and order it from Amazon. Their behavior encourages the big businesses to make "too much money".