China Chart of the Week: China More Powerful than the EU?

December 12, 2014

Will China be more powerful that the EU within six years? Nearly six in ten Europeans think so, according to an EU-wide opinion poll from this year. While there are moderate differences between countries, there is not a single country were the majority of respondents believe that the EU will be stronger than China in 2020.

Ranking selected countries by their relative confidence, we get the following picture:

China more powerful than EU

No other country inspires Europeans to be this humble. Just 28% of respondents believe that India will be more powerful than the EU by 2020. Japan and the United States are seen as more formidable than India or Russia, but neither country is perceived to be gaining as much power as China.

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