The FT reports citizens of rich countries view globalization as an "overwhelmingly negative force." Respondents in France, Britain, and the U.S. are three times more likely to say that globalization is negative than to say that it is positive. Here is a summary of the report:
The report is based on a FT/Harris poll "which surveyed more than 1,000 people online in each of the six countries."
I am not sure how seriously to take it. Here is another recent poll, with sharply divergent results:
This one is from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and WorldPublicOpinion.org. It shows an overwhelming majority of Americans think globalization is mostly good.
So which is it? Do American love or hate globalization? Or does it not matter, since none of the relevant decisions will be made by majority vote?