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Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 01/28/2011

Americans increasingly view global economy as a negative

A growing number of Americans consider the accelerating trend toward globalization a bad thing for the United States. At the same time, a majority now see being the world's No. 1 economic power as an important national goal.

Just over one-third of all Americans see the increasing interconnection of the global economy as a good thing, according to a new Washington Post poll conducted to coincide with the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

The numbers mark a staggering turnabout over the past decade: In 2001, six in 10 Americans said tightening economic ties were a positive development. That dropped to 42 percent in 2003 and now sits as 36 percent.

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By Peyton Craighill  |  09:26 AM ET, 01/28/2011

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