Robert Whaples surveyed members of the American Economic Association. He covered lots of ground and found quite a lot of agreement, nearly all in the less-government direction. Survey write-up here. Greg Mankiw summarizes some findings here, including:
Ã¯ 87.5 percent agree that “the U.S. should eliminate remaining tariffs and other barriers to trade.” Ã¯ 85.2 percent agree that “the U.S. should eliminate agricultural subsidies.” Ã¯ 67.1 percent agree that “parents should be given educational vouchers which can be used at government-run or privately-run schools.” Ã¯ 65.0 percent agree that “the U.S. should increase energy taxes.” Ã¯ 90.1 percent disagree with the position that “the U.S. should restrict employers from outsourcing work to foreign countries.”
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