Impact of removing regulations

Apr 1, 2014

Q. Do you think removing regulations on businesses would have a positive or negative impact on the following –

 

 

Total positive

Total
negative

 

Very positive

Positive

Make no difference

Negative

Very negative

Don’t know

Company profits

57%

8%

13%

44%

17%

6%

2%

18%

Growth and jobs

41%

17%

10%

31%

20%

12%

5%

21%

Prices

29%

28%

5%

24%

25%

20%

8%

18%

Quality of products and services

23%

30%

6%

17%

28%

22%

8%

19%

Workers pay and conditions

23%

39%

5%

18%

20%

24%

15%

17%

Consumer rights

20%

37%

6%

14%

26%

26%

11%

18%

Personal privacy

17%

33%

5%

12%

30%

22%

11%

20%

The natural environment

17%

36%

5%

12%

28%

21%

15%

19%

Ethical behaviour

17%

40%

5%

12%

25%

25%

15%

18%

Respondents were more likely to believe that removing regulations on businesses would have a positive effect on company profits (57%) and growth and jobs (41%).

However, they were more likely to think it would have a negative effect on ethical behaviour (40%), workers pay and conditions (39%), consumer rights (37%) and the natural environment (36%).

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