Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Vast Majority Of Americans Oppose Corporate Diversity Quotas, Poll Shows
Posted on 03/18/2023 5:16:23 PM PDT by george76
The vast majority of Americans believe U.S. companies should hire executives based solely on merit, character and quality, according to a CRC Research poll shared exclusively with the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Among respondents, 87% supported a merit-based approach, compared to 8% who supported a quota system for race and gender and 5% who were unsure or refused to answer, according to the CRC Research poll conducted for the 85 Fund. The pattern held true across political affiliations, with most Democrats, Republicans and independents favoring a merit-based hiring approach for executives.
At 93%, Republicans were only slightly more likely to oppose racial and gender quotas in corporate hiring compared to other groups: 90% of independents and 86% of Democrats supported a merit-only hiring approach, according to the poll
“Instead of simply finding the best people to serve their customers, companies utilizing these quotas admit that they are prioritizing catering to extreme Leftists over the people who actually purchase and use their products,” Will Hild, Executive Director of Consumers’ Research, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “As we have seen with SVB, there are real-world consequences when businesses focus on identity politics over their core business.”
Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) collapsed Friday in one of the largest bank failures in history, and some have linked the failure to the bank’s massive spending on left-leaning initiatives.
“Americans at every level are hurt by identity politics happening in the boardroom,” Hild said. “From the employees of the depositor companies at SVB who spent the weekend wondering if their company would be able to pay their next paycheck, to the U.S. taxpayer who is now on the hook to bail them out, consumers are not being put first. It is time to start serving your customers and not woke politicians.”
Respondents also opposed the use of quotas in deciding who runs companies; 72% opposed the quotas and said board members should be chosen based on merit, compared to 22% who believed U.S. companies should be required to have at least one black person and one woman on their board, according to the poll. Among Democrats, 55% opposed quotas for board members and 40% supported them, while 88% of Republicans opposed the quotas and 8% supported them.
The polling also found widespread opposition to corporations’ involvement in politics; 86% said businesses should stay away from politics and focus on delivering quality goods and services, 75% said businesses should stay out of the fight on “culture war” issues such as climate change, abortion and transgenderism, and 70% said state pension funds should prioritize investing based on customer returns rather than political issues, according to the poll.
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I’d say the vast majority of Americans have either been screwed by these policies or know someone who has.
It’s been said before. Since when do the DEMs give a damn what the poll numbers say?
Never understood why polls are taken when common sense gives you the answer.
The only people who worship the diversity, equity, inclusion , climate change, BLM, more than 2 gender shxt is a small amount of useless liberal pieces of shxt that have a large voice.
I wish there was a terminal disease that would infect these scum.
Most of us believe in merit
Don’t forget alot of this corporate nonsense is driven by the desire to get ahead of government contracting rules that require ‘diversity’ and other similar legislation that is coming down the line. So your tax dollars are funding this.
Normal Americans: "Finally! Sanity!".
Leftists: "Wow, that's a whole lot of racists and Nazis I'm going to have to kill!"
My Fortune 50 Technology company wants to have 50% women managers in 4 years.
35 years ago, when I graduated college, my engineering class was 5% women.
Their plan is a stupid one.
A “poll” can show it, but most probably didn’t think about it until asked. And so many of them keep voting for a culture that pushes such things, time and time again.
Diversity is anti-white, anti-West and anti-American.
Then you abominably stupid people should stop voting Dem again and again.🤪
Elections have consequences.
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——Leonard Cohen, died 2016.
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