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Tech Industry: Trump is Destroying Jobs & America’s Global Reputation

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In a stunning March survey by Collision of 1,268 U.S. and international tech founders, CEOs, investors and developers, 90% said America’s global reputation has been seriously damaged by Trump’s election.

Collision is an event drawing more 20,000 attendees from 110 countries and reflects the brighest mover & shakers as well as the super smart starter-uppers in tech.

Of the total survey participants, 88% within the U.S. and 90% outside the U.S. agree on this assessment.

Nine out of ten agree President Trump has severely damaged America’s reputation in the world and his policies will damage the tech industry.

Despite Trump’s claims to be good for business, only 18% say that he’ll be better for the world economy than Barack Obama. 

Trump’s stance on immigration will significantly damage America’s ability to innovate, according to an overwhelming 85% of respondents – around 80% of C-level executives believe this.

The survey revealed Trump is considered the greatest threat to the tech industry.

1 President Trump – 38.5%
2 China – 28%
3 Working regulations – 20%
4 Lack of funding – 15%

Barack was better for business, the survey said.

The overwhelming majority – 91% – of respondents said that the US government is fatally underprepared for the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and the resulting loss of millions of jobs. Meanwhile 79% said that workers in the gig economy should have the same rights as full-time employees.

The industry was split right down the middle on whether the US can maintain its predominant position in the international tech economy. Exactly 50% of respondents said the US will lose it to China in the next five years. 50 percent disagreed.

Collision conducted an online poll of 1,268 US and international past and present attendees of the event – will be held this year in New Orleans from May 4-6.

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