January-February 2018 – According to a recent survey by American Culture and Faith Institute, more than 25% of conservatives and more than 30% of liberals are willing to change their shopping habits based on social stances companies take.
“When we look at conservatives,” ACFI founder George Barna said, “they’re most likely to be no longer buying products from Starbucks or Target or Wells Fargo or Disney.”
Likewise, liberals avoid Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby, Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America.
The study also showed that while people are willing to stop shopping in a particular store to stand against a company’s practices, they are less willing to begin shopping somewhere to support one.
The report said, “While about one-quarter of all adults (27%) said they have stopped buying products or services from particular organizations because of a social or political stand taken, just half as many adults (13%) said they intentionally support an organization economically because of its sociopolitical stands. Again, the lists of organizations supported differ almost entirely between conservatives and liberals.”
onenewsnow.com, 10/30/17; culturefaith.com