Voters Value the American Steel Industry


The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that a coalition of associations and companies, representing steel producers and the supply chain, commissioned a survey of 1,000 registered likely voters from across the country to gauge public concern about the steel industry’s plight and measure recommendations for action.  Key findings of the survey, which was performed by The Tarrance Group of Alexandria, Virginia, at the end of January, conclude that:

  • The loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs overseas and the damage to the American steel industry due to unfair foreign imports are very important issues facing the country, according to 82% of voters. • 72% of voters believe elected officials of both parties have let the United States fall behind other countries that don’t play by the rules. • 86% of voters very strongly believe that the American steel industry is critical to America’s national security.

Additional key findings of the survey are available here.