64%
Yes
36%
No
55%
Yes
24%
No
9%
Yes, the government should receive equity for any financial aid they provide to companies
10%
No, the government should never own shares of private companies
2%
No, this impedes technological progress due to competition being stifled

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Other Popular Answers

Unique answers from UK users whose views extended beyond the provided choices.

 @9LKM9NXanswered…7 days7D

No, but financial assistance should come with conditions on fair work and pay and transparent tax arrangements.

 @9HY5B7Wanswered…3mos3MO

There should be no bailing out of companies and, if there is any, the government should acquire shares which are automatically paid off over time so the government has no stake in the company as soon as possible.

 @9GVS5TNanswered…5mos5MO

No, the government shouldn't bail out companies. In the case of utilities, etc, the government should buy as 100% share holders

 @8YPK9B4 answered…6mos6MO

Yes, but the government should be a sleeping partner and not be in a position to make decisions about how the company is run.

 @9F59S8Qanswered…8mos8MO

Yes as compensation but they shouldn't be bailing them out in the first place