Committee of 100 Releases 2016 U.S.-China Public Perceptions Snapshot Survey


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Committee of 100 Releases 2016 U.S.-China Public Perceptions Snapshot Survey

 Survey finds that rising levels of distrust threaten to undermine the U.S.-China relationship

Beverly Hills, CA, April 13, 2016 – A new survey conducted by the Committee of 100 (C-100) – a non-profit organization of prominent Chinese American leaders from politics, business, media and entertainment, and academia – underscores that Americans view cooperation between the two countries as critical and recognize the benefits of increased trade and investment. Americans are, however, skeptical of China’s economic, military, and political intentions.

The aim of C-100’s survey is to determine American attitudes toward China, including those of Chinese Americans, to foster a more fact-based dialogue within and between the two countries.

The snapshot survey was also conducted to ensure the topics discussed at C-100’s upcoming Annual Conference are grounded in data to encourage a constructive, fact-driven conversation.

Key highlights:

“The American understanding of the U.S.-China relationship is being undermined by distrust and miscommunication. These findings clearly show that there has never been a more important time for C-100 to promote cross-cultural understanding,” said C-100 spokesperson Frank Wu. “C-100 is proud to have led this unique survey since 1994. This ongoing effort is a testament to the organization’s mission to improve the quality of the dialogue about U.S.-China issues. We are excited to share this survey and discuss its findings during our upcoming Annual Conference to drive a fact-based conversation,” Wu added.

Other findings from the survey include:

The survey findings demonstrate that improving international diplomacy through education and leadership initiatives will help build trust. This conversation will continue at C-100’s 26th Annual Conference, which begins on Saturday, April 16 in Beverly Hills, California.

The survey was distributed and analyzed by Brunswick Insight and included the views of a nationally representative sample of 1,000 respondents (±3.1% margin of error) and an oversample of 200 Chinese Americans (±6.9% margin of error). The survey was conducted from March 1 to March 10, 2016.

For more information and to access the full survey briefing, please visit: Follow us on Twitter @Committee100.



About Committee of 100

Committee of 100 is an international, non-partisan leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts. For over 25 years, the Committee has been committed to a dual mission of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all fields of American life, and encouraging constructive relations between the peoples of the United States and Greater China.


About Brunswick Group

Brunswick Insight is Brunswick’s specialist opinion research practice, focused on understanding the views of opinion formers around the world. Brunswick Group is an advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations. Founded in 1987, Brunswick is an organically grown, private partnership with 23 offices around the world.


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