China’s threat to force a solution to the Taiwan’s situation is causing fear in the Western media. Due to disagreements over Taiwan’s status, tensions have risen between mainland China and Taiwan. Furthermore, these political tensions can also escalate the problems between China and USA.
Hence, Real Research launched public perception on the situation in Taiwan. The survey inquired if the respondents were aware of the Taiwan issue. In detail, it asked respondents if they think Taiwan is a part of China. Respondents shared their viewpoints on the Taiwan issue. Here are the results:
- 84.53% are aware of the power struggle between China and Taiwan.
- 26.29% believe Taiwan will fight for its independence.
- 40.01% think there will be a military conflict between China and Taiwan.
- Taiwan produces 65% of the world’s computer chips could be one reason for China’s invasion.
Respondents’ Different View Points Regarding the Ongoing China- Taiwan Tensions
Recently Taiwan’s situation created uproar in the political world. PCR intends to invade Taiwan if needed. The first question asked respondents if they were aware of the power struggle between the People’s Republic of China (PCR) and Taiwan. Correspondingly, 84.53% said yes they are aware, and 15.47% said no they are not aware.
Moreover, the next question asked respondents if they think Taiwan will go back to being unified with Mainland China. In response, 60.81% said yes, Taiwan will merge with China. On the other hand, 26.29% said No, Taiwan will fight for independence. 12.89% said Taiwan will maintain the status quo.
The next question asked amidst the Taiwan-China tension, who do the respondents think the US is most likely to support? 64.84% said The United States of America is most likely to support Taiwan. Furthermore, 10.75% said the US is most likely to support the People’s Republic of China. Also, 24.40% said they are unsure.
43% Said Russia-Ukraine Crisis Influenced China To Invade Taiwan
In another interesting question, respondents were asked if they think there will be a military conflict between China and Taiwan. 40.01% said strongly agree, and 19.91% said they have a neutral opinion about it. Furthermore, 19.87% said, they are unsure whereas, 13.32% somewhat agree that there will be a military conflict. 6.89% said they disagree.
Another similar question asked respondents if the rift between Russia and Ukraine influenced China to invade Taiwan anyway. Correspondingly, 43% said highly likely, 18.75% are unsure about it, and 17.62% said they have a neutral opinion about it. 5.14% however said it is unlikely.
Similarly, the next question about Taiwan’s situation asked why does China want to invade Taiwan. The majority of 58.78% said Taiwan produces up to 65% of the world’s computer chips. Moreover, 21.63% said Taiwan is close to the western Pacific region and could threaten US military bases in Guam and Hawaii. 17.75% said China’s tech infrastructure relies on Taiwan to feed its electronics and manufacturing industries with key components.1.84% said other.
63.36% Said Taiwan’s Situation Can Trigger a Clash Between China and USA
Another question asked respondents why did Taiwan reject ‘reunification’. 46.82% said due to consequences in Hong Kong. 18.66% said lack of political freedom. 21.61% said they are unsure about it. 7.62% said disregard for human rights. Lastly, 4.76% said controlled per capita income.
Likewise, another question asked if Taiwan would be able to defend itself in the event of an attack. 49.25% said it has sufficient military power and resources. 22.05% are unsure about it, and 18.53% said yes if the other countries such as the US offer help. 10.17% said No, China has a greater army in comparison.
Lastly, the survey asked if Taiwan’s situation can trigger a clash between China and US. 63.36% said yes, whereas 10.55% said no. 26.09% said unsure.
|Survey Title||Public Perception On The Situation In Taiwan|
|Duration||June 04 – June 11, 2022|
|Number of Participants||50,000|
|Demographics||Males and females, aged 21 to 99|
|Participating Countries||Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia,… Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.|
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