Polling | 01 February 2017

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.

 

  • Alex Oliver

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.

 

  • Alex Oliver

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.