Americans generally agree on what obligation companies have if their product is harmful

Survey of 1,000 US adults from 7-13 October 2021

Republicans

Democrats

Total

If a product is harmful

to people, the

company should ...

50%

80%

Tell consumers about

the risks

85%

80%

Stop selling the product

64

71

69

Do more research to

be sure of its risks

43

46

45

Create products to

combat the harm

20

30

24

If a product is harmful

to the environment,

the company should ...

50%

Tell consumers about

the risks

61%

69%

64%

Stop selling the product

54

69

60

Do more research to

be sure of its risks

47

56

52

Create products to

combat the harm

28

38

34

Republicans

Democrats

Total

If a product is harmful

to people, the

company should ...

50%

80%

Tell consumers about

the risks

85%

80%

Stop selling the product

64

71

69

Do more research to

be sure of its risks

43

46

45

Create products to

combat the harm

20

30

24

If a product is harmful

to the environment,

the company should ...

50%

Tell consumers about

the risks

61%

69%

64%

Stop selling the product

54

69

60

Do more research to

be sure of its risks

47

56

52

Create products to

combat the harm

28

38

34

Republicans

Democrats

Total

If a product is harmful to people,

the company should ...

50%

80%

Tell consumers about the risks

85%

80%

Stop selling the product

64

71

69

Do more research to be sure of its risks

43

46

45

Create products to combat the harm

20

30

24

If a product is harmful to the

environment, the company should ...

50%

Tell consumers about the risks

61%

69%

64%

Stop selling the product

54

69

60

Do more research to be sure of its risks

47

56

52

Create products to combat the harm

28

38

34

Republicans

Democrats

Total

If a product is harmful to people,

the company should ...

50%

80%

Tell consumers about the risks

85%

80%

Stop selling the product

64

71

69

Do more research to be sure of its risks

43

46

45

Create products to combat the harm

20

30

24

If a product is harmful to the

environment, the company should ...

50%

Tell consumers about the risks

61%

69%

64%

Stop selling the product

54

69

60

Do more research to be sure of its risks

47

56

52

Create products to combat the harm

28

38

34