Americans Concerned about Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

Friday, November 20, 2015

Washington, DC – In a recent poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, the data shows that while most American registered voters are not very familiar with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), they are concerned about supporting American jobs and a fair economic playing field.

  • Among American registered voters, only 1/3 (36%) are familiar with the TPP but almost 2/3 (63%) are aware of the trade deal.
  • Large majorities (75% important) think TPP should support manufacturing jobs in the U.S. and have penalties for currency manipulation (79% important).
    • Democrats (77%) and Republicans (76%) alike say that supporting American manufacturing jobs is important.
  • About 2/3 (66% important) say the TPP should require components to come from member countries.
  • Fewer than 1/5 think Congress should pass the deal (17%). About 1/3 think it should be renegotiated (32%), 1/5 voted down (20%) and 1/3 have no idea (31%).
    • Democrats are more likely to support passing the deal (23%) or renegotiating it (30%).
    • Republicans are more likely to support voting the deal down (25%) and renegotiating (32%).

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Alliance for American Manufacturing, fielded November 12-18, 2015. For the survey, a sample of 1,650 U.S. adults registered voters was interviewed online, in English.

The sample for this study was randomly drawn from Ipsos’s online panel (see link below for more info on “Access Panels and Recruitment”), partner online panel sources, and “river” sampling (see link below for more info on the Ipsos “Ampario Overview” sample method) and does not rely on a population frame in the traditional sense. Ipsos uses fixed sample targets, unique to each study, in drawing sample. The source of these population targets is U.S. Census 2014 American Community Survey data. The sample drawn for this study reflects fixed sample targets on demographics.

Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points for all respondents (see link below for more info on Ipsos online polling “Credibility Intervals”). Ipsos calculates a design effect (DEFF) for each study based on the variation of the weights, following the formula of Kish (1965). This study had a credibility interval adjusted for design effect of the following (n=1,650, DEFF=1.5, adjusted Confidence Interval=4.4 for all respondents).

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Chris Jackson
Vice President
Ipsos Public Affairs

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Americans Concerned about Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

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Chris Jackson
Vice President, US
Ipsos Public Affairs