Voters are likely disappointed with companies that jump into the political fray and openly champion political agendas with which they personally disagree, according to a Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group survey released Monday.
They survey asked respondents, “How likely are you to stop using a product or service from a company that openly promotes a political agenda you disagree with? »
Most, 87.1%, said it was at least somewhat likely that they would stop using the company’s product or service in question, and of these, 51.8% said that it was “very” likely.
Republicans and Democrats agree that they both say it’s at least fairly likely that they would stop using a product or service from a company that championed a political agenda with which they personally disagreed – 84.5% for Democrats and 93.4% for Republicans. Independents tend to feel the same way, with 82.6% expressing the same sentiments.
The survey was conducted from April 24-27, 2022 among 1,080 likely general election voters. It has a margin of error of +/- 2.00% and comes as several companies have come out in favor of abortion and transgender surgeries.
Starbucks is the latest well-known company to jump into the political debate, saying employees covered by its insurance program would be eligible for reimbursement of travel expenses related to obtaining an abortion or “d ‘gender affirmation’. Others, including Amazon and Levi Strauss & Co., have made it clear they will also support employees seeking abortions.
The companies’ most recent vows follow a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion, quashing Roe vs. Wade. The draft opinion, which is believed to have been written by Judge Samuel Alito, states that it is “it is time to respect the Constitution and refer the question of abortion to the elected representatives of the people.