Small Business Owners Follow Politics

By Staff Writer October 09, 2018

Small-business owners have a remarkably high rate – 96 percent – of being registered to vote and are politically active on myriad issues, according to the National Association of Small Businesses.

Ninety-three percent of small-business owners say they vote regularly in national contests, compared to a meager 58 percent voter turnout for the 2016 elections. Thirty-one percent of small-business owners say their elected officials know who they are.

All involvement indicators dropped modestly from 2016, showing a slight dip in political activity.

There was an even larger drop among small-business owners who reported political contributions to a candidate’s campaign, to 57 percent from 65 percent in 2016; or a political party, to 35 percent from 42 percent in 2014.

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