THE ASAN PUBLIC OPINION BRIEF
US-China Political & Economic Influence
GLOBAL POLITICAL INFLUENCE
July 22-24 Which country currently(will) exerts the most global political influence(in the future)? (Scale 0-10, Completely unfavorable = 0; Completely favorable = 10, %)
To examine Koreans’ perception of international politics, we asked respondents to name the country that exerts the most global political influence (free-response). 76.9% of Koreans cited the U.S. as the greatest global political influence, while only 7.4% named China. Other responses included Korea (0.8%),the EU (0.7%), Japan (0.6%), North Korea (0.4%) and others (1.0%). However, responding to the second question about future influence, Koreans predicted China will have significant political influence. The U.S. still had the greatest share of responses (47.8%), but China saw a notable increase in responses (35.1%). This increase came because 35.4% of those who had named the U.S. as the greatest current political influence named China as the greatest future political influence.
- 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.