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86% of Americans Favor Buy America Requirements for Stimulus Bill
Feb 2, 2009
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A national survey of more than 1000 American adults found that 86% of those polled favor Congressional requirements that all federally-funded transportation and infrastructure projects from the 2009 stimulus bill emphasize using American-made iron and steel before seeking a foreign competitor.

According to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) strong support for the Buy America provision indicates the public’s intuitive understanding that spending to build and repair roads, bridges, rail, schools and waterways will produce a new wave of job-creation.

AISI says the survey was fielded in late January among 1006 and is representative of the U.S. population.

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