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Q2 Business Policy Survey Report

The Business Policy Survey (BPS) is FGS Global’s quarterly survey of key business stakeholders that measures and tracks attitudes toward major public policy issues.  


Each quarter, the BPS surveys three business stakeholder audiences: 

  • Business Decision-Makers: Individuals who make hiring, purchasing or financial investment decisions on behalf of their companies

  • Investors: Individuals with $100K or more in securities investments who follow news about business and financial markets closely

  • Employees: Individuals who work at for-profit companies with at least 1,000 employees

Levels of economic anxiety have stabilized.

In contrast to the decrease seen last quarter, there does not appear to be substantial change in business stakeholders’ economic anxiety this quarter. Inflation concerns remain at the top of the list, but have neither intensified nor declined. A majority continue to believe that the economy is in recession.


Corporate stakeholders want to see women and people of color on boards.

Majorities of business decision-makers, investors, and employees feel DEI is an important and worthwhile goal for companies. Stakeholders also agree that corporate Boards of Directors should include women and people of color. 


Despite recent political backlash, attitudes toward DEI-related changes happening in companies have remained the same. 

A majority of stakeholders feel the pace of DEI-related changes at US companies is appropriate (as opposed to too fast or too slow). This percentage has not shifted over the past two years.


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