Perception of China and the U.S. as the leading economic power 2008-2018

The graph shows the perception of China and the United States as leading economic powers from 2008 to 2018. In 2018, 34 percent of respondents worldwide saw China as the leading economic power, same amount as in 2013.

Perception of China and the United States as the leading economic power from 2008 to 2018

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Release date

October 2018


China, United States

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Number of respondents

26 countries

Supplementary notes

Figures have been accumulated from several successive publications.
The source does not provide data for 2016.

Survey question Q29:
Today, which ONE of the following do you think is the world's leading economic power?
Answer choices: the United States; China; Japan; the countries of the EU; other; none/there is no leading economic power; don't know.

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