Reasons against TTIP 2015: public opinion of Germans and Americans

This statistics shows the opinion of Americans and Germans on the free trade agreement between the U.S. and the EU which is known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). In 2015, around 21% of Americans and 36% of Germans thought that TTIP would be a bad thing for their country. Out of those, 61% of Germans feared that TTIP would lower the food, environment and auto safety standards.

Why do you think the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the U.S. and the EU would be bad for our country?

United StatesGermany
Lead to job losses and lower wages50%17%
Give foreign companies unfair advantages22%18%
Lowers food, auto and environmental safety standards12%61%
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Source

Release date

May 2015

Region

Germany, United States

Survey time period

February 26 to March 1, 2015

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* TTIP, known as Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, is a free trade agreement between the U.S. and European Union. The survey was conducted amongst the people who said TTIP will be a bad thing for their country.
The report examines American and German attitudes toward each other and their respective geopolitical roles based on the telephonic survey conducted in both the countries.

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