About 40% of the population in the United States refuse to buy products made in China, according to a survey conducted by the consulting firm FTI Consulting.
About 22% of respondents say they will not buy goods from India, 17% refuse to buy products from Mexico. 12% of respondents in the United States are boycotting goods from Europe.
According to the survey, this decision reflects the policy of protectionism of the President of Donald trump. 55% of respondents said that China cannot be trusted in the commitments made in January of the obligation to purchase more American goods.
78% of respondents said that they are ready to pay more for products if the manufacturer moved their production from China to the United States. 66% expressed support for the strengthening of import restrictions to promote growth of the U.S. economy.
Change of sentiment in the U.S. unexpectedly, because the vast majority of US residents have traditionally shunned protectionism: about 80% of Americans perceive international trade as opportunity, not as a threat, and this figure grew steadily in the past decade, according to a survey by Gallup.
President Donald trump has intensified its rhetoric against China because of the pandemic, saying that the U.S. can completely sever all ties with China. Trump believes China is responsible for the spread of coronavirus.
But for most of the US companies operating in China, it’s impossible, reported Bloomberg. According to the March survey of members of the American chamber of Commerce in China, 44% of US companies stated that it is impossible to divide the economies of the two countries. In October the figure was 66%.