Asia in the Age of Uncertainty
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Asia in the Age of Uncertainty

In the context of an increasingly demanding security environment in Asia, the Lowy Institute joined with five research partners in Asia Pacific in a six-nation 2016 multinational survey of public opinion in the Asia Pacific.

 

Key Findings
  • While Americans and Australians see the United States as more influential than China, Chinese see the two nations as roughly equal in global influence
  • The United States is widely viewed as more powerful militarily than China, even by the Chinese people.
  • Chinese and Japanese say the US is stronger economically than China, while Australians and Americans say China is stronger.
Areas of expertise: Public opinion polling; Australian and international diplomacy, public diplomacy and consular affairs
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