In terms of trade with other nations, 13% of voters believe the United States should consider only economic issues. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 75% believe national security and human rights issues should also be considered.
A solid majority of every measured demographic group favors consideration of more than economic factors.
If the United States sharply reduced trade with China, 27% believe it would hurt the U.S. more than China while 24% have the opposite view. A plurality (36%) believes both would be equally hurt.
However, 77% of voters consider it at least somewhat likely that reducing trade with China would lead to higher prices and other economic challenges.
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In terms of trade with other nations, should the United States consider only economic issues? Or should they also consider national security and human rights issues?
13% Only economic issues
75% Also include national security and human rights issues
12% Not sure
If the United States sharply reduced trade with China, which country would it hurt more?
27% The United States
36% Both equally
13% Not sure
Okay… if the United States sharply reduced trade with China, how likely is it that you would experience higher prices and other economic challenges?
39% Very likely
38% Somewhat likely
8% Not very likely
4% Not at all likely
11% Not sure
The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on January 6-7, 2022. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.