Survey of public’s impressions on manufacturing reveals paradox


Some 78% of Americans have a strong view of the significance of manufacturing, seeing it as very important to the country's economic prosperity, while 76%, indicate that manufacturing is very important to the standard of living in the U.S. Contrast that with the fact that 55% think the long-term outlook for American manufacturing will be weaker moving forward, with only 30% of respondents saying they would encourage their children to pursue a manufacturing career.

Those responses are from the recently completed second annual Public Viewpoint on Manufacturing survey, conducted by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. Conducted online by an independent research company in June, the survey polled a nationally representative sample of 1055 Americans across 50 states....
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