Perceptions of International Trade

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Only 1/3 of the public considers themselves familiar with the trade debates in Washington. Almost all Americans (9/10) say it is important to have rules to prevent currency manipulation. When asked to choose between access to goods and American manufacturing jobs, large majorities (8/10) prefer to protect jobs. Over 2/3s of the public says that Congress should oppose trade deals that do not prohibit currency manipulation. Almost half of the public say they are more likely to vote for a Member if they vote to prohibit currency manipulation. Only 1 in 5 say they are less likely.

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These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted May 1 to 6, 2015. For the survey, a sample of 1,687 registered voters age 18 and over was interviewed online. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for all respondents.

The data were weighted to the U.S. current population data by gender, age, region and household income based on Census data. Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding.

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Chris Jackson
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Ipsos Public Affairs
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Perceptions of International Trade

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