U.S. public's views of China as a threat

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U.S. public's views of China as a threat

Postby cranky laowai » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:18

The bottom line (ignore the dashed part -- that's just to indicate which line goes with which content) on the following chart gives the share of Americans who believe that a Chinese invasion of Taiwan would justify sending in U.S. troops. The percentage is relatively low but still has grown by about 50 percent over the level in 2014.
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There's probably a large difference in how Republicans and Democrats view the above question. The U.S. currently has the largest spread in recent decades between Republicans and Democrats on whether the development of China as a world power should be seen as a "critical threat" to the vital interests of the United States. Most recently, it looks like independents are moving closer to the Republicans than the Democrats on this.
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Postby Dragonbones » Tue Sep 24, 2019 08:51

Interesting! It's one of the few things I agree with Republicans about.
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Postby cranky laowai » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:30

Is disgust with Trump fueling reactionary pro-PRC sentiment among Democrats? Something like "If Trump's against China [at least in terms of tariffs], then I must be for it"?
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Postby Dragonbones » Wed Sep 25, 2019 09:15

Not 'pro-PRC' sentiment, no --- not among any that I know.
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