Global Geopolitical Risk Outlook H1 2023 Report: Trade & Investment Climate Spotlight
Morning Consult’s Global Geopolitical Risk Outlook Report provides a comprehensive, data-driven assessment of public attitudes toward key issues at the intersection of politics and economics across 18 of the world’s largest markets. This companion spotlight, focused on the global trade and investment climate, provides insight into public views on barriers to trade and foreign investment, and support for local manufacturing, reshoring, and similar efforts.
- Trade & Tariffs: Public support for trade barriers remains strong across the G-20 and may outlast a looming global recession, given the series’ noncorrelation with perceptions of market stability
- Industrial Policy & Local Manufacturing: Public support for government efforts to facilitate local manufacturing is up slightly year over year, with most adults globally in favor
- Foreign Direct Investment: Public goodwill toward foreign-owned business operations remains strong despite pervasive pro-tariff sentiment, potentially due to perceived positive externalities related to job creation
- Foreign Portfolio Investment: Public support for foreign portfolio investment remains similarly robust year over year
This report relies on data collected through Morning Consult’s proprietary survey research capabilities. Data comes from monthly surveys conducted among representative samples of roughly 1,000 adults per country, with unweighted margins of error of +/-3 percentage points. Our January 2022 survey in Turkey was conducted among 3,111 respondents, with a margin of error of +/-2 percentage points. All interviews are conducted online. Surveys field during the second half of the indicated month.
About the authors
Jason I. McMann leads geopolitical risk analysis at Morning Consult. He leverages the company’s high-frequency survey data to advise clients on how to integrate geopolitical risk into their decision-making. Jason previously served as head of analytics at GeoQuant (now part of Fitch Solutions). He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University’s Politics Department. Follow him on Twitter @jimcmann. Interested in connecting with Jason to discuss his analysis or for a media engagement or speaking opportunity? Email [email protected].
Sonnet Frisbie is the deputy head of political intelligence and leads Morning Consult’s geopolitical risk offering for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Morning Consult, Sonnet spent over a decade at the U.S. State Department specializing in issues at the intersection of economics, commerce and political risk in Iraq, Central Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. She holds an MPP from the University of Chicago.
Scott Moskowitz is senior analyst for the Asia-Pacific region at Morning Consult, where he leads geopolitical analysis of China and broader regional issues. Scott holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University and has years of experience working in and conducting Mandarin-language research on China, with an emphasis on the politics of economic development and consumerism. Follow him on Twitter @ScottyMoskowitz. Interested in connecting with Scott to discuss his analysis or for a media engagement or speaking opportunity? Email [email protected].