According to a nonpartisan think tank, the American public’s views of financial institutions and large corporations have become less favorable over the last couple of years. Such unfavorable views is not evident among both political parties.
The survey was conducted by the Pew Research Center throughout October 2022.
“About four-in-ten Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (38%) and Democrats and Democratic leaners (41%) now say banks and other financial institutions have a positive effect on the way things are going in the country,” the Pew authors wrote in their report.
“Even smaller shares – 26% of Republicans and 25% of Democrats – say large corporations have a positive effect, according to a survey conducted Oct. 10-16 by Pew Research Center.”
The Pew survey also found that smaller businesses tend to be more popular among the American public than corporations and banks.
“Overall, Americans view small businesses much more positively than the eight other institutions included in the survey. Eight-in-ten adults say small businesses have a positive effect on the way things are going in the country, and just 18% say they have a negative effect.”
You can read the findings by clicking here.