• According to a June 2013 survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, 51 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of labor unions. This represents a 10 percent increase in the favorability rating of labor unions since the same survey was taken in 2011. The survey also found that 55 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of corporations, a 17 percent increase from the 2011 survey. To gather these results, Pew surveyed 1,512 Americans age 18 and older. Pew has been conducting similar surveys since 1985. For the first time since 2007, a majority of Americans surveyed reported holding a favorable view of labor unions and corporations. With the exception of Americans that identified as “conservative Republicans” or “liberal Democrats,” favorability of unions and corporations rose across the political spectrum.