Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Most Americans today view U.S. trade with foreign nations as an opportunity rather than a threat -- a shift in thinking since the United States emerged from the Great Recession nearly a decade ago, a new survey said Wednesday.
Gallup said it found 79 percent of respondents said such trade is "an opportunity for economic growth through increased U.S. exports." The share is greater than any recorded by the pollster since it began asking the question in 1992. Eighteen percent said trade is a threat to the U.S. economy. Twelve years ago, 52 percent viewed foreign trade that way.