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Changing Global Alliances: How Countries View America And China’s influence?

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Across the globe, people are divided over whether they should follow America’s or China’s economic & political model; that’s according to a new Ipsos survey of 18,500 people across 28 countries.

For America, people in India (85%), Brazil (79%), Peru (77%), Poland (71%), and South Africa (68%) are most likely to think the United States will have a positive influence on world affairs in the next decade.

For China, Mexico (82%), Russia (82%), Peru (81%), Saudi Arabia (78%) and Brazil (76%) are the top five countries where most people feel China will have a positive influence on world affairs in the next decade.

Other than India, Brazil, and the U.S., Japan is the highest-ranked major economic power (12th) to view America’s influence as positive, while Russia is the highest-ranked major military power (2nd) to view China’s influence as the same.

While 64% in Turkey have a positive view of China, majorities in European countries have an unfavorable view, ranging from 52% in Spain to 30% in Sweden.

China also receives unfavorable marks from most of its neighbors in the Asia-Pacific region. In Japan, only 23% say they have a favorable opinion of China – the most negative among all countries surveyed. More than half in Australia and South Korea share this sentiment.

Indians stand out for having the most positive view of the U.S. across all countries surveyed (85% favorable). A majority in Brazil, too, share these views (79%).

Countries where most people feel the U.S. will have a positive influence on the world

  1. India: 85%
  2. Brazil: 79%
  3. United States: 78%
  4. Peru: 77%
  5. Poland: 71%
  6. South Africa: 68%
  7. Colombia: 66%
  8. Saudi Arabia: 66%
  9. Argentina: 61%
  10. South Korea: 60%
  11. Hungary: 55%
  12. Japan: 54%
  13. Italy: 53%
  14. Mexico: 53%
  15. Chile: 50%
  16. Malaysia: 50%
  17. China: 49%
  18. Spain: 44%
  19. UK: 43%
  20. Australia: 44%
  21. France: 39%
  22. Netherlands: 38%
  23. Canada: 37%
  24. Belgium: 34%
  25. Turkey: 32%
  26. Russia: 31%
  27. Sweden: 30%
  28. Germany: 25%

Countries where most people feel China will have a positive influence on the world

  1. Mexico: 82%
  2. Russia: 82%
  3. Peru: 81%
  4. Saudi Arabia: 78%
  5. Brazil: 76%
  6. Colombia: 75%
  7. Malaysia: 74%
  8. Argentina: 73%
  9. South Africa: 684%
  10. Chile: 66%
  11. Turkey: 64%
  12. India: 53%
  13. Spain: 52%
  14. Hungary: 47%
  15. Italy: 46%
  16. Poland: 43%
  17. Belgium: 40%
  18. Netherlands: 36%
  19. United States: 36%
  20. UK: 35%
  21. South Korea: 35%
  22. Australia: 32%
  23. Germany: 32%
  24. France: 301%
  25. Sweden: 30%
  26. Canada: 28%
  27. Japan: 23%

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Sophie Ireland
Foreign Correspondent for ​CEOWORLD magazine media. Policy Advisor, writer, professional restaurant recommender, and native New Yorker. I have approximate knowledge of many things.
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