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We all agree: Governments are corrupt, corporations profit-minded

In a world increasingly riven by religious differences,income inequality and polarized politics, there's still plenty of common ground when it comes to public attitudes about major institutions.

Governments are riddled with corruption, and corporations are synonymous with profit and greed.

That's the finding of a global survey of more than 25,000 people about their perceptions on the role and responsibilities of corporations in society and the economy. The collection of responses, assembled here in word clouds, provides a window to the way people around the world view the powerful institutions of businessand government.


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