20 Nation Poll Finds Strong Global Consensus: Support for Free Market System, But also More Regulation of Large Companies: Companies Seen as Having Too Much Influence on Government
Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA)
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A new poll of 20 countries from around the world finds a striking global consensus that the free market economic system is best, but that governments should also do more to regulate large companies. In all but one country polled, a majority or plurality agreed with the statement that "the free enterprise system and free market economy is the best system on which to base the future of the world." On average, 61% agreed while 28% disagreed. The poll of 20,791 individuals was conducted by the international polling firm GlobeScan and analyzed in conjunction with the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) of the University of Maryland.