Trend: Americans' Opinions of China

Trend: Next, I’d like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. What is your overall opinion of China? Is it very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?

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Trend: Which one of the following do you think is the leading economic power in the world today -- [ROTATED: the United States, the European Union, Russia, China, Japan, India]?

Next, I am going to read you a list of possible threats to the vital interests of the United States in the next 10 years. For each one, please tell me if you see this as a critical threat, an important but not critical threat, or not an important threat at all. The military power of China

For each of the following countries, please say whether you consider it an ally of the United States, friendly, but not an ally, unfriendly, or an enemy of the United States. How about -- [CHINA]?

Trend: Looking ahead twenty years, which one of the following countries do you expect to be the world's leading economic power at that time -- [ROTATED: the United States, the European Union, Russia, China, Japan, India]?

Next, how concerned are you about the impact of each of the following on the U.S. economy -- very concerned, somewhat concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? How about trade relations with China?

Next, how important do you think what happens in each of the following countries is to the United States today -- would you say it is vitally important, important but not vital, not too important, or not at all important? First, how about what happens in … [RANDOM ORDER]?

China


Vitally
important

Important,
not vital

Not too
important

Not at all
important

No
opinion


%

%

%

%

%

2011 Feb 2-5

70

22

5

2

2

2007 Feb 1-4

58

30

7

3

3

2000 May 18-21

48

38

8

3

3


Do you think the growth of China as a major economy is a positive or a negative development for the United States?


Positive
development

Negative
development

No
opinion

2005 Dec 9-11 ^

48%

46

6

^ Asked of a half sample

Do you consider China to be a military threat to the United States, or not?


Yes, a threat

No, not a threat

No opinion

2005 Dec 9-11 ^

50%

48

2

^ Asked of a half sample

Do you consider China to be an economic threat to the United States, or not?


Yes, a threat

No, not a threat

No opinion

2005 Dec 9-11 ^

64%

33

3

^ Asked of a half sample

Gallup http://www.gallup.com/poll/1627/China.aspx Gallup World Headquarters, 901 F Street, Washington, D.C., 20001, U.S.A +1 202.715.3030