Publication Date

4-2009

Document Type

Article

Abstract

We examine the influences of political party affiliation and self-identification as politically conservative, centrist, or liberal on individuals’ trade preferences. Majority support for trade is reported for all political classifications, with Republicans found to be 13.7%–15.1% more likely than Democrats and independents to support trade. Similarly, conservatives are 14.8%–21% more likely to support trade than are centrists and liberals; however, distinctions exist between ‘‘very conservative’’ and ‘‘somewhat conservative’’ cohorts.

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