U.S. vs. China: Strengths and Weaknesses

When U.S. President Barack Obama meets with newly installed Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday and Saturday in California, Obama will find himself interacting with an increasingly confident China that seeks a “new type of great power relationship,” as Xi recently remarked. As these leaders work to forge a new relationship, Gallup data collected in the United States and China since 2006 offer key insights into the two countries’ strengths and weaknesses, as reflected in the economic perceptions of their people. [cont.]

Andrew Dugan, Gallup