Majority of Americans Agree that Free Trade is Good for the U.S.
A poll released by the Pew Research Center shows that a clear bipartisan majority of Americans believes that free trade agreements have benefitted the United States. 58% of people agree that free trade agreements are good for the country, a 10-point increase since 2011. Additionally, 43% of people regard the financial impacts of free trade as positive, a nearly 17-point rise since 2010.
The evidence is clear: Americans on both sides of the political spectrum understand the economic value of free trade. A new trade agreements, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, would open new markets to American goods, a move that will grow the U.S. economy and support good paying American jobs.
Methodology: The survey polled 2,002 U.S. adults by telephone from May 12-18, 2015.