This post is by Avery Koop from Visual Capitalist


opinions on made in America products

Does “Made in America” Still Matter to Consumers?

Do American citizens care where their products come from? Well, it depends on who you ask.

Over the past few decades, the importance of “Made in America”—labels on products indicating production was done in the U.S.—has ebbed and flowed.

As China has grown into the United States’ economic rival and geopolitical adversary, the distinction between American-made and Chinese-made has resurfaced, even as some products have been mislabeled or locally produced but Chinese-owned.

How do people currently feel? This chart uses survey responses from May 2023 out of Morning Consult, in which a representative sample of 1,000 U.S. adults were questioned on whether they had favorable views of products from U.S. companies using American or Chinese labor and parts.

Who Prefers American-Made?

According to the report, companies that choose to move production state-side will experience reputational gains with American consumers.

In fact, around two-thirds of survey respondents said they regularly sought out products that were “Made in America” during the last year. But there were slight divides in gender (men favored American-made products more) and noticeable divides in generational responses.

Here’s a look at the data on how different demographic groups valued national goods:

GenerationFavorable View of
Chinese-Made Products
Favorable View of
American-Made Products
Gen Z41%45%
Millennials40%67%
Gen X29%71%
Boomers12%83%
U.S. Adults Total29%70%

Overall, thee older generations like baby boomers tend to be more patriotic in their purchasing opinions, with Gen (Read more…)