Taking Stock of Business: Public Opinion After the Corporate Scandals

Author
Karlyn H. Bowman, Todd J. Weiner
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Abstract
More than a dozen corporate scandals have unfolded since December 2001. How have ordinary Americans reacted? One answer can be provided by the performance of the stock market. Another indicator is public opinion. As some of the key trials get underway, it's worth examining the polls to see how the scandals have affected perceptions of business. The results should provide some warning flags for Congress as that institution takes a closer look at the mutual fund industry.
Topic
Economics, Government, International Trade and Finance
Political Geography
United States, America