Mini Poll: China In St. Louis


Do you consider China an ally of the United States, friendly but not an ally, unfriendly, or an enemy of the United States?


An Ally:
 9%
Friendly, but not an ally:
 67%
Unfriendly:
 17%
An enemy:
 7%

 


In general, do you think relations between China and the US are getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?


Getting better:
 33%
Getting worse:
 22%
Staying about the same:
 46%

 


Just your best guess, in terms of the dominant role in world affairs, do you think the 21st Century is most likely to be more of an American Century, more of a Chinese Century, or something else?


American Century:
 25%
Chinese Century:
 46%
Something else:
 28%

 


Just your best guess, in terms of the dominant role in the world economy, do you think the 21st Century is most likely to be more of an American Century, more of a Chinese Century, or something else?


American Century:
 12%
Chinese Century:
 67%
Something else:
 21%

 


Do you consider China to be a military threat to the United States?


Yes:
 44%
No:
 56%

 


How much have you heard or read about a plan to build an air freight hub in St. Louis to connect China to the Midwest United States?


A lot:
 24%
Some:
 47%
Not very much at all:
 14%
Nothing:
 15%

 


Which of the following descriptions comes closer to your view of what China represents to the United States: a large potential market for US firms, or a source of unfair competition for US companies here at home.


Potential market:
 54%
Unfair competition:
 46%

 


Which of the following purposes of constructing a China cargo hub in St. Louis do you think is more important?


Send high value Missouri and American products to China:
 78%
Receive high value Chinese products in Missouri and America:
 22%

 


In general, thinking of all the products you buy no matter where in the world they are made, do you think they are safe or not?


Generally safe:
 69%
Generally not safe:
 8%
I don't really know:
 23%

 


In general, do you think products imported from China are safe or not?


Generally safe:
 49%
Generally not safe:
 28%
I don't really know:
 24%

 


Thinking back on the Opening Ceremonies of the two most recent Olympic Games, who put on a better show, China (2008 Summer Games) or Canada (2010 Winter Games)?


China:
 77%
Canada:
 23%

 


Do you think that Chinese would be a good language to be added to Spanish and French at the new foreign language immersion charter school in St. Louis, St. Louis Language Immersion Schools?


Yes:
 83%
No:
 17%

 


Have you ever visited China?


Yes:
 18%
No:
 36%
No, but I would like to:
 45%

 


Which of the following Bears do you most prefer?


Wash U:
 18%
Grizzly:
 18%
Panda:
 39%
Chicago:
 9%
Build-A:
 12%
Grylls:
 5%

 


BONUS QUESTION:
Supporters of the St. Louis Language Immersion Schools (SLLIS) are trying to get funding for a new playground. Would you be willing to click this link to help them get it?


Yes:
 41%
No:
 59%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.