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Taiwan Brain Trust Trend Survey 10/2014

Key findings from the latest release of Taiwan Brain Trust Survey (October 2014):

  • 69.5% of the public is dissatisfied with President Ma (+0.6% compared to previous survey).
  • 65.8% of the public is dissatisfied with Premier Jiang (+4.2%).
  • Only 15.5% approves Cabinet’s performance (- 4.7%).
  • 72% is dissatisfied with the performance of the KMT (+2.8%).
  • 49.5% is dissatisfied with the performance of the DPP (-6.1%).
  • Party favorability: DPP 24.5%, KMT 16.7%, TSU 1.9%, PFP 5.4%.
  • Least favored party: DPP 12.4%, KMT 37.9%, TSU 11.2%, PFP 4.5%
  • 64.4% (+4%) of the public identifies themselves as Taiwanese, 3.5% as Chinese, 28.2% as both.
  • 87.9% of the public identifies themselves as Taiwanese and 6.7% as Chinese when the third option (both) is eliminated.
  • 70.1% of the public believes that Taiwan is is a sovereign, independent country (+6.2%)
  • On cross-Strait relations, 55.4% (-3.4%) supports status quo, 28.4% (+3%) independence, and 6.6% (2.4%) unification.
  • 67% of the public supports independence, 14.2% unification with China when the third option (status quo) is eliminated.
  • 58.1% of the public thinks that China is hostile towards Taiwan (+7.7%).
  • Only 13.3% of the public is favorable towards China (-7.1%).
  • 63.0% of the public supports “Occupy Central” Movement in Hong Kong.
  • 59.7% considers “One Country, Two Systems” in Hong Kong a failure.
  • 72.1% opposes “One Country, Two Systems” for Taiwan.

October issue of survey findings are available here (pdf).


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