Opportunity Washington Survey on Trade and Tariffs
1. Do you think that, on balance, Washington consumers and businesses benefit from existing free trade agreements?
Yes, free trade results in lower consumer prices and expanded markets for Washington agricultural and manufactured products.
No, free trade means Washington workers lose out to workers in other countries that compete unfairly with U.S. firms.
2. Do you anticipate that China and other nations will retaliate against the U.S. by raising tariffs on U.S. products?
3. How likely do you think it is that the U.S. will be involved in a global trade war in the coming year?
4. If the U.S. is involved in a trade war, what do you see as the most probable outcome?
It will be brief and result in trade agreements more favorable to the U.S.
It will last a long time, causing significant economic damage to all involved.
U.S. workers will benefit from reduced foreign competition, but prices for consumer products will rise.
An extended trade war will trigger a global recession.
It will last a while, but the U.S. economy will rapidly adjust with minimal disruption.
5. Do you or someone in your immediate family have a job that is directly affected by global trade?
6. Do you believe Washington state has more at risk than other states from changes in trade policy?
More at risk
No different than other states
Less at risk
7. Has your financial situation been helped or hurt by the expansion of free trade?
8. What part of the state do you consider home?
Metropolitan Puget Sound
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