Mobile and Manufactured Home Living News (MHLivingNews) believes strongly in the virtue of giving credit to where it is due. We routinely source information from sources across the left-right divide. Among the resources that we spot-check is Zero Hedge, a generally – but not always – ‘right’ or conservative leaning source. In a report dated July 22, they quoted Mark Glennon of Wirepoints, who in turn cited normally left-leaning Gallup’s polling group. Here is part of what Glennon wrote about the growing distrust in big businesses.
“The driver … [for the] believer in free enterprise and the virtues of robust competition … is the huge majority of Americans who are now fed up with large corporations, particularly big tech platforms. Seventy-three percent say they are dissatisfied with major corporations, including 42% who are “deeply dissatisfied” with them, way up from earlier years. By numbers at least that large, Americans say big tech must be reined in and, most importantly, they support breaking up Amazon, Google and Facebook.”
That’s a position touted for some years by MHLivingNews and our MHProNews sister site. We specified certain companies that merited such a breakup, illustrated in the image below.
What Glennon linked from Gallup is as shown below. Only 18 percent trust big business a great deal or quite a lot. Only 1 percent had no opinion. The rest of the population, per the survey, 81 percent had little, some or no trust in big businesses.
Gallup said they posted their questions like this.
Now I am going to read you a list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one — a great deal, quite a lot, some or very little?
|Great deal||Quite a lot||Some||Very little||None (vol.)||No opinion|
|2021 Jun 1-Jul 5||9||9||41||38||3||1|
|2020 Jun 8-Jul 24||7||12||45||33||3||1|
|2019 Jun 3-16||10||13||41||32||2||*|
|2018 Jun 1-13||10||15||43||29||1||1|
|2017 Jun 7-11||9||12||38||36||3||1|
|2016 Jun 1-5||6||12||43||36||2||1|
|2015 Jun 2-7||9||12||41||34||3||1|
|2014 Jun 5-8||9||12||38||35||5||2|
|2013 Jun 1-4||9||13||43||31||2||2|
|2012 Jun 7-10||9||12||40||34||4||2|
|2011 Jun 9-12||8||11||41||35||4||2|
|2010 Jul 8-11||7||12||42||35||3||1|
|2009 Jun 14-17||6||10||42||36||5||1|
|2008 Jun 9-12||7||13||43||32||3||2|
|2007 Jun 11-14||7||11||39||38||3||2|
|2006 Jun 1-4||6||12||40||36||4||2|
|2005 May 23-26||8||14||45||29||2||2|
|2004 May 21-23||7||17||42||30||3||1|
|2003 Jun 9-10||8||14||44||31||2||1|
|2002 Jun 21-23||7||13||47||29||3||1|
|2001 Jun 8-10||10||18||44||23||3||2|
|2000 Jun 22-25||9||20||45||22||2||2|
|1999 Jun 25-27||11||19||44||24||1||1|
|1998 Jun 5-7 ^||11||19||43||23||2||2|
|1997 Jul 25-27||11||17||43||24||3||2|
|1996 May 28-29||7||17||46||26||2||2|
|1995 Apr 21-24||8||13||50||24||2||3|
|1994 Mar 25-29||9||17||42||28||2||2|
|1993 Mar 22-24||7||16||44||28||3||2|
|1991 Oct 10-13||7||15||42||30||2||4|
|1991 Feb 28-Mar 3||11||15||45||22||3||4|
|1990 Aug 16-19||9||16||40||28||3||4|
|1988 Sep 23-26||7||18||42||26||4||3|
|1986 Jul 11-14||7||21||40||26||2||4|
|1985 May 17-20||8||24||41||22||2||4|
|1984 Oct 6-10||9||20||39||28||—||4|
|1983 Aug 5-8||7||21||39||26||2||5|
|1981 Nov 20-23||6||14||36||29||11||3|
|1979 Apr 6-9||11||21||37||26||2||3|
|1977 Jan 7-10||11||21||35||25||2||6|
|1975 May 30-Jun 2||10||24||36||23||2||5|
|1973 May 4-7||10||16||36||20||9||8|
|2021 Jun 1-Jul 5||35||35||24||7||*||*|
|2020 Jun 8-Jul 24||38||37||19||6||*||*|
|2019 Jun 3-16||34||34||24||8||*||*|
|2018 Jun 1-13||32||35||26||6||*||*|
|2017 Jun 7-11||33||37||23||7||*||*|
|2016 Jun 1-5||30||38||24||7||*||*|
|2015 Jun 2-7||34||33||26||6||*||1|
|2014 Jun 5-8||29||33||27||10||1||1|
|2013 Jun 1-4||29||36||27||7||*||1|
|2012 Jun 7-10||30||33||29||6||*||1|
|2011 Jun 9-12||28||36||26||8||*||1|
|2010 Jul 8-11||30||36||26||6||*||1|
|2009 Jun 14-17||30||37||26||7||*||1|
|2008 Jun 9-12||28||32||31||7||*||2|
|2007 Jun 11-14||24||35||32||7||*||2|
|1998 Jun 5-7 ^||25||32||34||9||0||1|
|1997 Jul 25-27||32||31||29||5||1||2|
|* Less than 0.5%; ^ Asked of a half sample; (vol.) = Volunteered response|
Note how for years that trust in smaller business far exceeds trust in major brands? Generally, trust in smaller business is over that of bigger businesses for some years. But it seems to be increasing as major brands are increasingly behaving in an nearly dictatorial or authoritarian fashion.
What makes the above heartwarming on several levels is this. It is not a survey of Democratic backers and/or Republican supporters, or even independent or minor party enthusiasts’ views. These are the views of Americans at large.
Video above, report with video, transcript and illustrations are below.
MHLivingNews previously published the video interviews shown above and below. Among the points made is that someone who can select a smaller business over a larger one are generally better off. There are graphics and illustrations, along with the transcript of the reports above and below included with those videos.
The issues impacting our industry are impacting America in general. Our report on the “Walmart Effect” which includes another award-winning video – is linked below. These factors impact jobs, affordable housing, and manufactured homeowners.
There is good, bad, and ugly occurring in manufactured housing. Examples of the good are in the report linked above. Numerous examples of the ugly are in the reports linked below.
As this writer prepares to dot on the i of this report, make sure you keep in mind that their are solutions to these issues. It is in part what this survey itself suggested is on a growing number of American minds. Break up the big corporations. To see several examples – including from corporations that impinge on our industry and affordable housing – and how problematic big and destructive corporations have been in the 21st century, plus how to to engage on this issue, see the op-ed report linked below.
To learn more about manufactured home issues in general, see the linked and related reports. And of course, surf the MHLivingNews and MHProNews sites. ##
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHLivingNews.com.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship and earned numerous awards in history and in manufactured housing. For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and MHLivingNews.com. This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position, and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.
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