Monday, June 25, 2012

Poll:  Putting China's Economic Power in Perspective

... as you can see, it's primarily the developed world that views China as the greater juggernaut. Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece and the Czech Republic are among the countries whose populations are more likely to say China's economic power has eclipsed America's.

Now look at the developing world. In most of these countries —- Turkey, Tunisia, Pakistan, India, Brazil and Mexico —- respondents were significantly more likely to rate the United States as more economically powerful than China.

The gross domestic product per capita in China was $8,400 in 2011; in the United States, it was nearly six times that, at $48,100.

For more, see Putting China's Economic Power in Perspective by Catherine Rampell, June 15, 2012 at Economix.

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