Confidence in Big Business, Big Tech Wanes Among Republicans

Story Highlights

  • Republican confidence in big business has declined sharply in past year
  • Both partisan groups now view big business more negatively than positively
  • GOP views of Big Tech turn negative; Democrats remain slightly positive

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republicans have lost significant confidence in big business and Big Tech over the past year, to the point that their generally positive view of each in 2020 has turned negative, on balance, in 2021. Specifically:

  • The percentage of Republicans expressing “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in big business declined by 12 points year-over-year to 20%.

  • Their confidence in large technology companies fell by an even larger 18 points, to 17%.

  • Also, fewer Republicans…

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