In all 47 nations included in a recent Pew Global Attitudes survey, large majorities say international trade is a good thing for their countries. In nine countries, at least 90 percent of respondents support international trade. Positive views of international trade are particularly widespread in Africa, the world's poorest region. Interestingly, the country with the world's largest economy is the least likely among surveyed countries to embrace global trade. Just 59 percent of Americans say trade with other countries is having a good effect on the United States, down sharply from 2002, when 78 percent believed it was having a positive impact.


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