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22. Mutual Trust

US Survey
(US SURVEY) How much do you think that the US should trust China?
General Public
Business Leaders
Policy Makers
Opinion Leaders
China Survey
(CHINA SURVEY) How much do you think that China should trust the United States; a great deal, some but not a lot, a little or none at all?
General Public
Business Leaders
Opinion Leaders

Narrative Analysis

United States:
  • Less than half of the public (48%), business leaders (47%) and opinion leaders (46%) think the US should trust China a great deal or some.
  • Majorities of opinion leaders (56%) business leaders (53%) and the public (51%) believe the US should trust China a little or none at all.
China:
  • Among elites, opinion leaders (45.8%) and business leaders (43.3%) think the US is trustworthy.
  • A majority of the Chinese public (56.1%), business leaders (53.7%) and opinion leaders (51.8%) think the United States is not trustworthy.