According to the German Marshall Fund of the US, in all six countries it surveyed in 2005 and 2006, people's views on globalization are more favorable compared to last year. Most people in Europe also support lowering tariffs and other trade barriers. But when asked about the impact of freer trade on jobs and businesses, many remain anxious about import dependency and most are concerned about competing against China's growing economic power. Three out of four surveyed are keen to promote trade with poor countries, a level of approval that is in line with transatlantic support for development assistance.
Has Public Support for Free Trade Reached Its Peak?
According to the German Marshall Fund of the United States, in all six countries it surveyed in 2005 and 2006, people's views on globalization ...