The Japanese (69%) and Americans (68%) are among the least convinced in APEC countries that trade is good for their nation. They are also far less convinced – Americans 20%, Japanese 15% – that international commerce generates jobs.
The different direction of economic fortunes since the Great Recession has had a major impact on life satisfaction in countries around the world.
While 68% of Americans say trade is good for the country, they hold starkly different views than people in other countries around the world when it comes to the supposed benefits of international commerce: job creation and higher wages.
People across the globe are of two minds about globalization: in principle, most believe it’s good for their country; in practice many – especially those in advanced economies – are not so sure it’s good for them personally.
Developing countries provide the strongest support for international trade and foreign investment, while people in many advanced economies are skeptical. Americans are among the least likely to hold a positive view of the impact of trade on jobs and wages.
A new Pew Research Center survey finds widespread opposition around the world to U.S. eavesdropping. Still, America’s overall image remains mostly positive. Here are five key takeaways.
One of the biggest and most difficult items on President Obama’s Asia agenda has been trade — in particular, unsnarling negotiations for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade agreement. The TPP would remove trade barriers among 12 nations on both sides of the Pacific that together account for about 40% of the global economy. But as might be expected, the […]
President Obama's trip to Asia this week comes at a time when many U.S. allies in the region are concerned about China's intentions.
Trade will likely be a topic of discussion when President Obama visits Japan on Wednesday. Most Americans see trade with Japan as a good thing and back a treaty on Pacific trade.
Polls show that Americans don’t want to get too involved in Ukraine’s problems with Russian encroachment, just as they have been disinclined to get drawn into other recent world trouble spots, including Syria, Egypt and Libya.