China expected to pass U.S. as biggest Superpower

A new survey by the Pew Research Center of more than 38,000 people across 39 countries found that the majority belief China is on its way to surpassing the U.S. as the world’s top superpower.

In just six of the 39 countries did a majority of respondents believe the U.S. would remain No. 1.

Pew wrote that the public across the globe believes the balance of power globally is changing.

Adding that the economic power in China is increasing and many believe it will one day supplant the U.S. as the most dominant superpower in the world.

In both China and the U.S., more and more respondents have begun to agree with China surpassing the U.S. as the world’s superpower.

Two out of every three Chinese predict China will pass the U.S., which is 8% high than five years ago. The percentage of Americans that feel the same way has increased from 36% in 2008 to 47% now.

When looking at just economics, the survey seems to suggest that some participants already feel that China is ahead of the United States.

However, by almost all statistical measures, the economy of the U.S. is still higher than that of China.

The survey indicates that many countries across the globe have divergent outlooks of China and the U.S.

A higher approval rating overall is held by the U.S., with more than 63% of those surveyed across the globe having, a favorable view of the U.S. China however is slightly lower at just 50%.

While the survey’s results different between countries, the report concluded that the increasing power in China has not led to the People’s Republic receiving ratings that are more positive.