Public Affairs Council examined U.S. public opinion on issues intersecting business, government, and American society.
A survey of 2,210 U.S. adults was conducted Sept. 1-2, 2022.
Key findings include:
1.) 71% of Americans trust friends and family the most as a source of political information, followed secondly by businesses (44%).
— 40% of Americans said they trust news media.
2.) Participants said major companies (32%) and the U.S. Supreme Court (32%) will have the most influence on society.
3.) Participants found the most troublesome practices in Washington D.C. to be politicians focusing too much on getting re-elected (71% considered this a “major problem”), politicians benefitting financially from their positions of power (66%), intense partisanship (66%), and politicians spending too much time raising money (58%).
— The older the respondent, the greater the probability they would consider one of these behaviors from a politician to be a “major” problem.
Find the original report here.