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“Whopper” of a Deal: Americans Weigh in on Burger King Move

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The Obama administration and others have criticized a developing merger between Burger King and Canadian chain Tim Hortons over the fast-food burger chain's intention to move its headquarters to a country with lower corporate tax rates, though Burger King argues that is not the case. However, a plurality of American Adults say the government should not be able to stop a company from moving its headquarters to another country to reduce its tax load.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% of Adults believe the federal government should not be able to stop U.S. businesses from moving out of the country to reduce their U.S. taxes, but 37% disagree. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure.
 
 Forty-one percent (41%) have a favorable impression of Burger King, while 47% view the chain unfavorably. This includes 12% with a Very Favorable impression of the 60 year-old burger chain and 21% with a Very Unfavorable opinion. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on August 29-30, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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