By Peter Schroeder - 12/21/10 06:09 PM EST
However, just 30 percent of those surveyed thought the government should effectively force corporation to spend excess reserves on creating jobs, by threatening to levy a heavy tax on reserves if unused. Half opposed the idea, while 20 percent said they were undecided. The administration has not made such a proposal.
On the question of what a company's ultimate goal should be, it was fairly evenly divided — 32 percent said it was to serve customers, 30 percent said it was to create jobs and 28 percent said it was to make money for business owners.