A TradeVistas poll found that Americans support “Buy American” policies requiring the federal government to buy from domestic suppliers. Learn more about trade’s elevated importance in the 2020 election.
U.S. leadership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) could serve as a counterbalance to China’s growing influence. But a new poll from TradeVistas shows that first, Americans need to know why they should care about the WTO.
What do ordinary Americans think about the World Trade Organization (WTO)? A new poll by TradeVistas found that a plurality of Americans support leaving the WTO – but almost as many are “unsure” or “indifferent.”
As World Trade Organization (WTO) members reform the global trading system, they should carry a renewed commitment to its future and a renewed vision to match that of its founders. We’ve come to rely on the WTO yet rarely stop to appreciate it. As evidenced by the results of a July 2020 TradeVistas poll, the public has very little understanding of the institution’s role.
Nebraskans appreciate trade’s role in the Nebraska economy. U.S. agricultural exports have a positive impact. But trust in the media and D.C. is low.
More Americans say they won’t purchase U.S. imports from China. China is no longer America’s top source of imports. But are we really willing to pay more?
The UK has provided an example of how to reinvent the process of public engagement on trade to prepare for the upcoming U.S-UK trade negotiations.
Most Americans feel uncertain about the benefits of trade and trade policies for our own communities. In national polls, the higher the level of uncertainty, the increased likelihood individuals will check the “I don’t know” box.
New public opinion research shows that the majority of Americans worry the tariffs will do more harm than good for the economy.
One group of supporters — Millennials — may shape public sentiment and policy about the topic in surprising ways.