The results for the first poll are in! For the past month, we have been asking blog visitors the following question: "Do you make a conscious effort to buy from companies that are socially responsible?". 61.5% of respondents said that they did try to buy from socially responsible companies, while the remainder of the respondents said that they did not.
Currently, according to Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS), the oldest ethical consumerism organization in the US, approximately 30% of adults in the US identify themselves as ethical consumers. So it seems that we have more than twice the US rate of ethical consumers among our blog audience, which is hardly surprising since our blog audience is comprised mainly of CSR professionals and those who have interest in the topic of CSR. More interesting, perhaps, is the number of respondents who said they do not think about social responsibility when they shop - are these respondents CSR professionals? what factors do they take into consideration when they shop, if not social responsibility? why does social responsibility fall below these other factors in their decision making?
We invite you to participate in a new poll, featured on the right menu bar of the blog. For the month of September, we are asking blog respondents their opinion on who bears the responsibility for ensuring goods are made in a socially responsible manner. The results of this poll will be shared at the beginning of October, along with an invitation to participate in a new poll.
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