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Public Affairs Pulse Survey 2023

By October 5, 2023March 12th, 2024Uncategorized

Public Affairs Pulse Survey

What Americans Think About Business

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Americans Worried about Honesty and Openness of 2024 Elections

Public Affairs Pulse Survey conducted by Morning Consult looks at U.S. public opinion on issues intersecting business, government and society.

Just 37% of Americans Believe Elections Will be Honest and Open to Rightful Voters

Forty-three percent (43%) of Americans had serious doubts about honesty, openness or both. Democrats were far more optimistic about the legitimacy of the elections than were Republicans or independents.

63% of Americans Concerned about Disinformation in 2024 Elections

The most likely sources of disinformation were thought to be social media (42%) and the news media (40%). Only 11% thought foreign governments will be a main source of disinformation.

Pro-Business Party Getting Fed Up With Business

The public considered the Republican Party (59%) to be more pro-business than the Democratic Party (43%). But Democrats were found to be much more supportive of efforts by large companies to engage politically on social issues.

Who Do You Trust for Political News?

Americans were asked to rate 11 different sources of political news and information. As in past years, the highest-rated source was friends and family, with a trust level of 68%. The news media had a trust rating of 41%. Forty-seven percent (47%) of the public, however, said they didn’t trust political information from the news media.


This poll was conducted between September 1-September 3, 2023 among a sample of 2219 Adults. The interviews were conducted online and the data were weighted to approximate a target sample of Adults based on age, gender, race, educational attainment, region, gender by age, and race by educational attainment. Results from the full survey have a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

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