Please forward this error screen to cp-in-11. Global publics generally agree that international commercial activity is a good thing, particularly people in developing and emerging economies. But not methods of foreign direct investment is convinced, especially in advanced economies. Publics across a diverse range of advanced, emerging and developing economies overwhelmingly say that international trade and global business ties are good for their country.

But publics embrace such economic globalization with notable reservations. Such emerging market sentiment may reflect the experience in China and elsewhere, where growing international business ties have been associated with more employment opportunities and higher incomes. However, overall support for trade in emerging markets has waned slightly in recent years. Views of the impact of trade on prices are among the most striking findings from this new survey. Most economists contend that trade lowers prices for consumers. Publics in advanced economies are divided on the topic.

These are the results of a Pew Research Center survey conducted among 48,643 respondents from March 17 to June 5, 2014. Tunisians and Vietnamese fear that trade destroys jobs. Lebanese voice the view that growing international business ties undermine domestic incomes. Roughly a third or less in those nations see such foreign investment as a bad thing. But then Americans’ mood began to change. By 2007, before the Great Recession hit, the U. Faith in the value of trade remained fairly steady worldwide during this time period.