The Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics – The Ethics and Morality of Business
The British public and committed churchgoers have more confidence in the market economy than business leaders and church leaders.
  • Four in five (81%) of the general public agree that providing jobs is the most important role for businesses to play
    Almost two in five (38) of the general public say that businesses should express their view or lobby on societal or political issues
    Nine in ten (89) of Church leaders say that businesses should be taking an active role in tackling climate change, vs. 64% of regular churchgoers, and 65% of the general public
    A third (33%) of the general public favour higher taxes, compared with 41% of business leaders and 51% of church leaders
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Date Published
17/11/2021
Client
The Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics
Methodology
Savanta ComRes conducted an online survey among six audiences between 10th May 2021 and 5th August 2021: the general public (n=2,215), regular churchgoers (n=724), business leaders (n=331), Muslim (n=513) and Jewish (329) people and Church leaders (n=61). Savanta ComRes also conducted in-depth interviews between 10th May 2021 and 5th August 2021 with 10 Anglican and Catholic bishops.

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