34% of World Believes That China is World's Leading Economic Superpower





US vs. China - Economic Power Survey - 2013According to a recently released report from Pew Research (link below), just 41% of the planet believes that the United States is currently the world's leading economic superpower.

The question "who is the world's leading economic power?" was posed to residents of 39 different countries, including Canada, Britain, Germany, Russia and Turkey.

41% of the people who participated in the survey this year said that the United States is currently the world's leading economic superpower, while 34% said that China is at the top.

Let's compare these numbers to 2008:

2008

United States - 47%
China - 20%

2013

United States - 41%
China - 34%

According to the report, 53% of the respondents from Britain say that China is currently the world's leading economic superpower, while 59% of Germans surveyed said that they also believe that China has the leg up on the United States when it comes to economic might.

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47% of the American respondents that were included in the survey said that China has passed or will pass their country when it comes to economic clout.

Europe and Canada are particularly bearish about the USA's chance of staying ahead of China - let's look at some of the numbers:

% Who Believe That China Will Eventually/Has Already Replaced US As World's Leading Economic Superpower

Canada - 67%

Spain - 71%
France - 70%
Britain - 66%
Germany - 66%
Italy - 50%

Source: Pewglobal.org - America's Global Image Remains More Positive Than China's




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