Study: More than 8 in 10 in U.S. believe manufacturing industry critical to country’s prosperity

By IndustryWeek staff

May 12, 2017

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A new survey from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute reported that quarters (76%) of Americans surveyed believe the U.S. should invest further in the manufacturing industry.

  • Among those surveyed, 83% believe U.S. manufacturing is critical to economic prosperity, and 81% feel it is important to maintaining their standard of living
  • Eighty-one percent of Americans also believe trade and export of American manufactured goods benefit the U.S. economy
  • More than three-quarters (76%) of respondents believe the U.S. needs a more strategic approach to developing its manufacturing base; the same number (76%) believe the U.S. should further invest in the manufacturing industry
  • Seventy-one percent of respondents believe that the U.S. should ensure long-term, stable funding for programs that spur innovation and advanced manufacturing

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