Flood Wall Street Survey: Most Concerned About Impact of Corporations

A new wave of protests has hit New York this week. Flood Wall Street is a movement aimed at calling attention to and stopping the role that large corporations play in the progression of climate change. So what do the majority of Americans think about how businesses impact the environment? And do they think these latest protests will help?

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Climate Change

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 29% of respondents said they are very concerned about climate change in general. 36% said they are somewhat concerned about climate change. 20% said they are not very concerned about it. And 15% said they are not concerned about climate change at all.

Business Impact

In general, 34% of respondents think that large businesses have a very large negative impact on the environment. 45% said they think large businesses can somewhat negatively impact the environment. 16% don’t think these businesses have much of a negative impact. And just 5% don’t think large businesses have any negative impact on the environment at all.

More specifically, 45% of respondents said they think there should definitely be more regulations forcing businesses to take responsibility for their environmental impact. 40% think there should probably be more environmental responsibility regulations for businesses. And 16% don’t think more regulations would be necessary.

Flood Wall Street

In regards to the recent protests, just 15% of respondents said they’ve heard about the Flood Wall Street protests and think they could be effective. 16% don’t think they could be effective. Another 16% said they’ve heard about the protests but are undecided about them. And 52% said they’ve never heard about the Flood Wall Street protests.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

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What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on September 23 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.