See the difference

Is China catching up to the U.S. as world’s top superpower? Yes, and most of the world think so. Is it going to be soon?

The U.S. leads the world in both economic influence and military might – by far. While China is rapidly catching up, there’s still a difference between how China is perceived against the U.S. against the U.S. and where China actually stands.

What it looks like now:


But the perception is different:

perception(note – excluded from this graph are responses with “I don’t know” or “no opinion”)

So much for the European allies huh? (tongue-in-cheek)