By a margin of more than six-to-one (61% to 9%), the U.S. public now says free trade agreements result in job losses rather than in new jobs; a solid majority (56%) also says that free trade makes wages lower in the United States, and half (50%) say it slows the economy. Nor do most Americans see a benefit from trade in lower prices for things they buy. A 39% plurality says free trade leads to higher prices for Americans, while 29% say that prices are lower because of free trade.


The Daily Number is a statistic, updated every weekday and typically drawn from Pew Research Center project findings, that highlights an important trend.

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