Contemporary Economic Policy
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.
White, R., & Clark, R. (2009). Political Affiliation and Perceptions of Trade: Examining Survey Data from the State of Georgia. Contemporary Economic Policy, 27 (2) Retrieved from https://poetcommons.whittier.edu/econ/15