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Survey: public underestimates CEO pay, still outraged

Joe Mont | February 11, 2016

The Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University has released the results of a recent, nationwide survey of 1,202 individuals to better understand public perception regarding CEO pay levels among the 500 largest publicly traded corporations. The news for those CEOs is not good.

David Larcker“There is a clear sense among the American public that CEOs are taking home much more in compensation than they deserve,” Professor David Larcker says of the results. “While we find that members of the public are not particularly knowledgeable about how much CEOs actually make in annual pay, there is a general sense of...

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