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The U.S. ranks 5th for embracing a free market economy

22 June 2010 Leave a comment

According to a 2009 Pew Global Attitudes Project survey, 76% of Americans believe that people are better off living in a country with a free market economy, which makes the United States tied for fifth with South Korea, out of twenty-five countries surveyed in that category. Kenya ranks first, at 84%.

The U.S. ranks 36th in enthusiasm for global trade

5 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the 2003 Pew Global Attitudes Project report, “Views of a Changing World,” 21% of Americans believe that global trade is “very good” for their country. This makes the U.S. rank thirty-sixth out of forty-four nations polled. Nigeria ranked first, with 67% of Nigerians believing that global trade is “very good” for their country. Interestingly, the top five countries are all in Africa.

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The U.S. ranks 9th for embracing a free market economy

29 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to a Pew Global Attitudes Project study of 2003, 72% of Americans feel that people are better off in a free market economy, which makes the United States rank ninth in that category. Vietnam ranks first, with 95% of respondents believing that people are better off in a free market economy. Interestingly, the United Kingdom–home to Adam Smith–doesn’t make the top ten.

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