January 24, 2018
Nearly three out of four U.S. voters (73%) believe that the North Amertican Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) should be revised and updated to better protect and value U.S. inventions and creativity; based on findings of a poll released on January 23 by ACTION for Trade, a coalition of trade associations, technology companies and creative houses
The NAFTA agreement established a free-trade zone in North America. It was signed in 1992 by Canada, Mexico, and the United States and took effect on January 1, 1994.
The new poll of 1,986 U.S. adults comes as a round of NAFTA talks began yesterday in Montréal, scheduled to run through January 29.
Among the other key findings: Nearly 90% of Americans say that continued innovation is important to ensuring U.S. competitiveness; as well as job creation (91%), economic growth (91%) and the development of new medicines and treatments (89%).
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