This is truly mind blowingly amazing to me. Not surprising when I think about it, as it makes total sense — but mind blowing nonetheless. SMALL BUSINESS, of which I am one I might add, has more trust amongst the public than every institution save the American military. That's right….more than, well, pick the institution or organization. Church, State, law enforcement, the U.S. Surpreme Court, etc, etc, etc.
This is an amazing statistic. To be a small business owner in America, is truly to belong to an honored class, yet we don't treat them that way. Here is the complete poll results below, along with a link to the direct report.
Confidence in Institutions
John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass) the only African-American bestselling business author in America, and is chairman of the Subcommittee for the Under-Served and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, for President Barack Obama. Mr. Bryant is the co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the U.S. He is also a co-founder of Global Dignity with HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland. Global Dignity is affiliated with the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the World Economic Forum.