Questions - Purpose of Business - December 19-20, 2010
National Survey of
1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted December 19-20, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports
1* In an ideal world, is the primary purpose of a business to serve customers, to make money for owners, or to create jobs?
2* In an ideal world, is the primary purpose of a government to protect individual rights and freedom, to manage the economy, or to insure fairness and social justice?
3* Some corporations currently have a tremendous amount of cash on hand. When thinking of how to use that cash, should the corporation’s primary objective be making more money for shareholders or to create jobs?
4* Suppose a corporation has a large amount of cash on hand. Should the government require the corporation to either spend the money creating jobs or pay a heavy tax?
5* Have the current policies of the federal government put the U.S. economy on the right
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence