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These are the results of The Globe and Mail's first ever Board Games reader survey on corporate governance. After about two weeks, 107 people took the survey.

See the poll here: Poll: How does corporate governance inform your investment decisions?

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And read an article by Janet McFarland about our findings here: Related content‘Say on pay’ votes for shareholders popular with Globe readers

1. How much does corporate governance inform your investment decisions?





Votes

Percentage

A lot

47

44%

A little

33

31%

Not at all

27

25%

Total

107

100%



2. How much do you know about the corporate boards of companies you invest in?



Votes

Percentage

A lot

26

24%

A little

57

53%

Nothing

21

20%

Total

104

100%



3. Are you concerned about corporate governance in Canada?



Votes

Percentage

Yes

77

72%

No

17

16%

Only when I hold shares in the company

13

12%

Total

107

100%



4. Should companies give shareholders an advisory vote on executive compensation (known as say-on-pay)?



Votes

Percentage

Yes

85

79%

No

20

19%

Total

105

100%



5. Which of the following measures of corporate governance matters most to you?



Votes

Percentage

Board composition

22

21%

Executive compensation

26

24%

Shareholder rights

16

15%

Disclosure

43

40%

Total

107

100%



6. Should corporate directors be required to own shares or share units of the companies they govern?





Votes

Percentage

Yes

80

75%

No

27

25%

Total

107

100%



7. Should CEOs be required to own shares in their own companies?



Votes

Percentage

Yes

80

75%

No

23

21%

Total

103

100%



8. Does it matter to you how well a company discloses the compensation policies it applies when deciding CEO bonuses?



Votes

Percentage

A lot

82

77%

A little

21

20%

Not at all

4

4%

Total

107

100%



9. In your opinion, how important is diversity on corporate boards?



Votes

Percentage

Very important

56

52%

Somewhat important

35

33%

Not important

16

15%

Total

107

100%



10. Should Canadian companies use quota systems to increase the number of women on boards?



Votes

Percentage

Yes

26

24%

No

80

75%

Total

106

100%



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