Americans Say Free Trade Good for Economy But Costs Jobs
A plurality of voters continues to believe that the country’s economy will benefit from free trade, but they also think it will stunt job growth.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 40% of Adults say free trade is good for the economy, while just 26% think it’s bad. Another 34% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
These findings show little change from October 2007.
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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on November 10-11, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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