THE ASAN PUBLIC OPINION BRIEF
US-China Political & Economic Influence
GLOBAL POLITICAL INFLUENCE
Which country currently(will) exerts the most global economic influence(in the future)?
Respondents believed the U.S currently wielded the most economic influence, but saw China replacing the U.S. as the greatest global economic power in the future.
61.4% of Koreans cited the U.S. as the greatest global economic influence currently, while only 25.4% named China. However, when asked which nation would hold the most economic influence in the future, a striking number of people switched their response from the U.S. to China. 60.4% of Koreans believed that in the future China will exert the most global economic influence, while 23.9% named the U.S. This change was visible regardless of generation. The reason for the difference in perceived current and future influence is that over half (56.2%) of those who cited the U.S. in the first question switched to China for the second question. In contrast, 90.9% of those who cited China in the first question also cited China in the second question.
- The sample size of each survey was 1,000 respondents over the age of 19.
- The surveys were conducted by Research & Research, and the margin of error is ±3.1% at the 95% confidence level.
- All surveys employed the Random Digit Dialing method for mobile and landline telephones.
3-day rolling average?
The sample size of each survey was 1,000 respondents over the age of 19. The surveys were conducte d by Research & Research, and the margin of error is ±3.1% at the 95% confidence level. All surveys employed the Random Digit Dialing method for mobile and landline telephones.
This brief is a product of the Public Opinion Studies Center at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies.
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