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Free Trade


A newly released Pew Research Center survey finds that 59 percent of adults think free trade agreements between the United States and other countries have been a good thing for the United States, while 30 percent disagreed. Pew asked the question in 2009 and again in 2011, and the new responses are the most positive. Although Pew did not include the question in its new survey, the last time the polling organization asked about specific free trade agreements like NAFTA, more people said it was a bad thing (44 percent) than a good thing (35 percent) for the United States.