According to a newly released Pew Research Centre survey, 52% of Chinese surveyed expressed a positive view of American-style democracy (which, btw, is kind of a crappy, wildly inefficient form of democracy). However, 82% said they were satisfied with how things were going in China, so the CCP needn’t lose sleep.
Wealthy, college educated, urban millenials were the most receptive to democracy and America in general:
Chinese are less favourable to the US government, even if they are beginning to appreciate the way it is elected. Only 39% believe the China-US relationship is one of cooperation, compared to 68% in 2010, over a quarter of those surveyed felt the relationship was characterised by hostility.
Food safety is a growing concern, up 29% since 2008, but not really a surprise considering:
Over 75% of those surveyed agreed with the statement “the rich just get richer while the poor get poorer”:
Read the full report.