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Questions - Free Trade - April 22-23, 2015

Americans Think Free Trade Good for Consumers, Bad for U.S. Jobs
Americans See Free Trade As Good for Business, or Do They?
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National Survey of 800 Adults
Conducted April 22-23, 2015
By Rasmussen Reports


1* Is free trade good or bad for the U.S. economy?


2* Does free trade create jobs for Americans or take jobs away from Americans?


3* Is free trade good or bad for consumers?


4* How important is it to you when you buy something that the product is made in America – very important, somewhat important, not very important or not at all important?


5* Suppose a foreign product has better quality and a lower price. In that case, would you be more likely to buy the better product or buy American?


6* Does the government do too much to protect U.S. manufacturers and businesses from foreign competition or not enough? Or is the level of protection about right?


7* Some countries pay their workers far less than American workers are paid. Manufactured items from such countries often cost less than comparable American products. Should the federal government place tariffs on goods from countries that pay very low wages to their workers?


8* Which is a better way for U.S. companies to succeed – free-market competition with businesses worldwide or government protection from foreign products?


9* Who do politicians listen to the most on trade issues--voters, business leaders, other world leaders, or whoever makes the biggest contribution?



NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence