Americans urge BP, other companies to be more socially responsible

09:41, June 17, 2010      

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Republicans, Democrats and Independents strongly agree that BP and all other companies need to be more socially responsible to society, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

There is also a strong consensus among respondents that such social responsibility will create a lot of wealth for shareholders, according to the survey conducted by Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business.

The survey involved a national sample of 522 adults, using a scale where zero indicated complete disagreement and 10 indicated complete agreement.

On the 0-to-10 scale, Republicans with an average rating of 7.9, Independents (8.3) and Democrats (8.3) agreed that "socially responsible corporations can also create a lot of wealth for their shareholders."

Independents (9.0) and Democrats (8.7) agreed somewhat more than Republicans (8.0) that "corporate social responsibility is just as important as corporate shareholder responsibility."



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