German Marshall Fund, December 5, 2007" title="External link to: German Marshall Fund, December 5, 2007" class="external">Europeans and Americans Favor More Extensive Transatlantic Commerce
A new survey by the German Marshall Fund finds that further transatlantic trade and investment are seen by majorities on both sides of the Atlantic as crucial to the economic stability of the region. While Americans have grown more skeptical about their economic future, Europeans have become slightly more optimistic. Likewise, although most of those surveyed both in Europe and America support aiding and trading with developing countries as a strategy to foster stability, the mood in the United States is one of reduced enthusiasm.
Globalization remains popular for both parties, however, outsourcing, immigration, and currency manipulation are seen highly unfavorably.
Lastly, with the exception of the United Kingdom, the rise of China is seen as a worrisome development, unlike India, which is seen largely as an opportunity.