In our newest series, The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte have partnered to produce the Public Perception Index that measures public opinion on a range of issues affecting manufacturing. First published in 2009, the Public Perception Index has found that the U.S. public greatly supports the manufacturing industry and would choose to have a manufacturing plant open in their region over other types of employers. However, the public is unwilling to encourage their children pursue careers in manufacturing and believes the government has not enacted policies supportive of the manufacturing sector.


The Public Perception Index is an annual survey released around Labor Day.

View 2012 Public Perception Report 

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