Poll: Majority of Americans think UK free trade agreement will strengthen US Global Leadership, Economy, and Job Market



PR Newswire

BOSTONOct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A recent Emerson College poll commissioned by the Association of Marshall Scholars finds that the strong majority (61%) of Americans believe a free trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom would strengthen US global leadership. Fewer Americans, but still a majority think that such an agreement would strengthen the US economy (54%) and the US job market (50%). Americans in the Midwest most strongly think that such an agreement would strengthen the US economy (59%) and job market (62%) while those in the Northeast most strongly think an agreement would strengthen US global leadership (62%).

Americans 3 to 1 (75%) find it very important or somewhat important that the US or the UK develop a COVID-19 vaccine before other countries such as RussiaChina, and Germany. 

“Over the last three years, the American public has shown strong support for a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom,” said Dr. Nell Breyer, Executive Director of the Association of Marshall Scholars. “This continued support demonstrates that despite a period of deep global uncertainty, Americans recognize the democratic norms, shared values, rule of law, and common history that have helped anchor the US-UK alliance.”

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