A kick to corporations

Polls say Americans continually dissatisfied with corporate influence

A majority of Americans are unhappy with the power corporations command in the country, according to recent research conducted by pollster Gallup. Sixty-three percent of respondents of a recent poll said they were dissatisfied with the size and influence of corporations today, which remains consistent with data from the last decade. When the question was first asked in 2001, 48 percent of those surveyed reported they were dissatisfied with corporate influence, with a matching percentage reporting the opposite. A majority have reported dissatisfaction since 2003, peaking at 67 percent in 2011, following the nation’s financial crisis.