Since 2008, we have asked Australians a series of questions about China’s rise. China has become our largest trading partner and its economic growth has had a strong impact on Australia. Yet despite China’s economic importance, Lowy Institute polling has shown that Australians continue to regard it with some reservation.
2016: Attitudes to China
For each of the following factors, please say whether, for you personally, they have a positive or negative influence on your overall view of China:
2016: China’s Economy
Please tell me which statement most closely matches your own opinion about China’s economy in the next five years:
2015: Conflict between China and Japan
In the event of a military conflict between China and Japan, please say which one of the following statements comes closest to your own personal view: Australia should support Japan, Australia should remain neutral, or Australia should support China.
2013: Is it possible for Australia to have a good relationship with China and the United States at the same time?
Now about Australia’s relationships with China and the United States. Do you think it is possible or not possible for Australia to have a good relationship with China and a good relationship with the United States at the same time?