State Farm Insurance
Corprate Bias Ratings
State Farm vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company uses its reputation and corporate dollars to support LGBTQ causes and organizations. State Farm discriminates against faith-based charities through its charitable giving program. However, it has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, State Farm receives a "Medium Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
State Farm received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1). However, State Farm has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
State Farm does not treat employee donations to religious organizations the same as similar secular organizations in its charitable matching policy (1). The company has some stricter restrictions for donations to faith-based charities. The company also does not give to religious programs at all (2).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
State Farm signed an amicus brief in support of Bostock v. Clayton County (a Supreme Court case arguing that the 1964 Civil Rights act applies to sexual identity) (1). Leaked emails showed that State Farm partnered with The GenderCool Project to implement children’s books about transgenderism and LGBTQ ideologies with kids in elementary school classrooms (2)(3). After Consumers’ Research reported on a State Farm employee inviting local agents to plant transgender books in children’s libraries, State Farm abruptly ended the project (4). CEO Michael Tipsord is a member of the Business Roundtable, but has not supported ideological initiatives (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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May 23, 2023
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