Pew Study: Small Business Most Trusted “Institution”
Sorry, that institution got among the lowest ratings in a Pew Research Center study that was recently released. The Pew Center polled Americans to determine who they trusted least and who they trusted most.
Small business owners – you should be proud. America trusts YOU most.
More than churches, our President, labor unions, the Federal Government, small businesses reign supreme in the eyes of the American public.
Here’s a ratings chart that shows the results:
Other/ Don’t know
|Churches & religious orgs|
|Colleges & universities|
|Federal agencies and depts|
|National news media|
|Banks & financial inst|
|Pew Research Center March 11-21. Figures may not add to 100% because of rounding|
Just edging out Congress as the least trusted institution are banks and financial institutions. I figure it’s the mortgage crisis and recent bail-out ballyhoo that has so terribly tarnished the perception of banks, coupled with the lack of lending at this critical juncture for Americans.
It’s good to be SOLID when it comes to reputation and perception on the street. It’s a big help when us little guys and gals go toe to toe with the behemoth corporations and compete with our service and product offerings.
Be proud to carry the small business torch, folks – not only do you live it, but America “gets it.”