U.S. economy as a reason for arms sales to Taiwan 2011

The statistic shows the results of a survey investigating whether the U.S. economy was a reason for the decision of the America government to sell arms to Taiwan in 2011. 17 percent of adults surveyed in the United States believed that arms sales to Taiwan had no relationship with the economic situation in the United States.

From what you know or have heard, do you think that the economic situation was a factor that led the U.S. government to sell weapons to Taiwan?

Share of those surveyed
Crucial factor48%
Minor factor24%
No factor17%
No idea10%
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Release date

April 2012


United States

Survey time period

30 November to 18 December 2011

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Missing percentage points up to 100 percent are most likely due to rounding.

Interviews were carried out in the United States between 30 Novemeber and 18 December, 2011. 2,007 people aged 18 years and over were surveyed.

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