Can Big Companies Be Trusted?
While a large majority of Americans have favorable attitudes about major companies, many aren’t sure they can trust them. According to the 2015 Public Affairs Pulse survey, only 10 percent say they have a lot of trust and confidence that businesses will behave ethically. And only 43 percent have some trust or confidence in the ethical behavior of big business. Conversely, a substantial share (46%) say they do not have much or any trust and confidence.
Lobbying and Politics
Whether done by citizens or businesses, the right to “petition the Government” is protected by the First Amendment. Yet lobbying is often seen as a controversial practice in the U.S. Does the public ever feel it’s appropriate for a company to advocate for public policy changes?