Previously, in “How Not to Take a Survey,” I discussed McKinsey’s opaque approach to its survey on employer reactions to the PPACA. Now, it seems, McKinsey has bowed to pressure from the media and the Democratic Party, and has released some of its survey data. Those who follow this link can also download PDF’s of the survey and the resulting data (I recommend reading the questionnaire at the very least).
Again, I’m not sure how I feel about the political dimensions of this imbroglio. The business press has every right to ask McKinsey questions; that’s part of the role that we assign to the media in a democratic society. But should McKinsey be made to answer to the demands of a political party? That thought makes me more than a little nervous.