CPAs who work as C-suite financial executives would like to see corporate America get more involved in issues such as health care, Social Security and the environment, according to a survey by the American Institute of CPAs.

The AICPA found that 56 percent of the 1,470 high-ranking CPAs it polled feel that business and executives should play a leadership role in helping shape public policy on such issues. On the other hand, 37 percent of the respondents said that companies should only be involved in policy issues that relate to their strategic objectives, while 7 percent said that companies and executives should focus only on providing shareholder returns.

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