INTL : Americans no longer believe the world masters - General news news

INTL : Americans no longer believe the world masters

Published on General news  |  January 19, 2011, 9:32

A survey among Americans reveals that many of them believe that, more recently, China became the leading economic power in the world, ahead of the United States.

Survey result shows how much Americans trust dropped its economy. People's perceptions on the economy is an indicator that U.S. officials put a very high price.

Thus, according to a report by the Research Center for People and the Press Pew in Washington, 47% of the 1,503 Americans, surveyed on period 5 - 9 January 2011, showed that the Asian state is the leading world economy, while only 31% of Americans indicated the U.S.

For comparison, following a similar poll conducted by Pew in February 2008, before the collapse of Lehman Brothers, given that 41% of Americans say their country is the top global economies and that only 30% mentioned China.

Survey results this year indicate the high degree of influence that it plays China in the world, after the economy has grown exponentially in recent decades.

Also, this gives an even more important next week's meeting between President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao.

Pew Research Center showed that in February 1989, Americans believed Japan as the world's largest economy, and now only 9% believe this.

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