A recent Sinophone Borderlands public opinion survey sheds light on Bangladeshi views of the Rohingya, roughly a million of whom have been forced to seek refuge in Bangladesh. February 15, 2023, marks the 2000th day since the start of the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya. Although the historical background of the Rohingya crisis is much longer… Continue reading What Do Bangladeshis Really Think of the Rohingya?
The European Union (EU) and the Republic of Korea (ROK, also South Korea) are important strategic and economic partners, and they share similar values stemming from their liberal-democratic systems. As democracies, both sides must consider public opinion as the final arbiter of public policies – and for both of them, China has become a hot… Continue reading Coping with China: Public attitudes in South Korea and Europe as the basis for the effective policy collaboration
The explanation goes well beyond the oft-mentioned THAAD dispute. When asked about general views of China, 81 percent of South Korean respondents expressed negative or very negative sentiments. That is (substantially) more than in any of the 56 countries surveyed worldwide as part of the Sinophone Borderlands project. What makes South Koreans so negative about China? And… Continue reading South Koreans Have the World’s Most Negative Views of China. Why?
This report presents the results of a series of public opinion surveys conducted online in 15 countries across North America, Europe, and the Middle East in August-October 2022. The research sample (n=22,900) was representative of gender, age, education level, urban-rural divide, and region within each country. This survey is part of a broader research project,… Continue reading Trans-Atlantic public opinion on China: Great power competition amidst Russian invasion of Ukraine
This report presents some of the most noteworthy findings regarding Cross-Strait relations from a public opinion survey conducted online in Taiwan and China. In Taiwan, the survey was conducted between April and June 2022 with a research sample of 1,350 respondents representative of the general population based on the quotas of gender, age (18-65 years),… Continue reading Destined for conflict? Taiwanese and Chinese public opinions on Cross-Strait relations