Less than one-third of consumers think brands should take public stands on political issues, according to recent research from Sword and the Script Media.
The report was based on data from a survey conducted in October 2018 among 263 adults, age 18-79, in the United States.
Some 29% of respondents say businesses should take public stands on political issues; nearly half (49%) of respondents, however, say businesses should not take public stands on political issues; and 22% say they are unsure.
Younger consumers are much more open to brands' taking political stands.
Some 56% respondents age 18-29 say brands should take public stands on political issues, compared with only 20% of respondents age 60 and older.
Some 31% of men say brands should take public stands on political issues, and 53% say they should not; 28% of women say brands should take public stands on political issues, and 45% who say they should not.
About the research: The report was based on data from a survey conducted on October 2018 among 263 adults age 18-79 in the United States.
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