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Poll: More People Still Prefer U.S. Over China as Global Superpower, But to What Extent Depends on Where You Live

The divide between how people in wealthy advanced countries perceive China and those in poorer, less developed countries appears to be widening, according to the findings of a new year-long international poll conducted by the UK-based YouGov-Cambridge Globalism Project.

Even though respondents in many large developing countries, including South Africa, Mexico and Brazil, among others, registered some dissatisfaction with Chinese global leadership (see chart), the overall perception of China in these countries nonetheless remained strongly positive:

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