Zuri Linetsky on The China Project

New EGF Survey Reveals Americans’ Changing Views on US-China Policy

EGF research fellow Zuri Linetsky appeared on The China Project on October 12, 2022.

How do Americans think about US foreign policy towards China? According to a survey conducted by Eurasia Group Foundation, a small majority of respondents think the US should move more troops onto bases in allied countries like South Korea and Japan. However, respondents ages 18 to 29 tend to believe otherwise.

When survey respondents are asked if the United States should commit American forces to defend Taiwan if it went to war with China, a plurality of survey takers (42%) say they didn’t know. But the percentage of people who think the US should defend Taiwan declined by eight percentage points, compared with previous results.

Written by Zuri Linetsky

Zuri is a research fellow at the Eurasia Group Foundation’s Independent America project

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This post is part of Independent America, a research project led out by EGF senior fellow Mark Hannah, which seeks to explore how U.S. foreign policy could better be tailored to new global realities and to the preferences of American voters.