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TBT Survey: President Tsai Ing-wen’s Cross-strait policy and the self-identity of the Taiwanese general public
2016-11-08 00:00:00
The Taiwan Brain Trust held a press conference on 28 October 2016 to release its latest public opinion survey conducted from October 13 to 14. In this survey, we updated you on the latest comparative polling numbers and dynamics of President Tsai Ing-wen’s Cross-strait policy, the 1992 Consensus, Cross-strait relations, the Taiwanese general public and the self-identity of the Taiwanese general public.
 
Ketagalan Foundation President Gao, Jyh-peng (高志鵬) presented the polling numbers; Survey and Research Co. Ltd General Manager Wu, Shi-chang(吳世昌), and Associate Professor Meng, Chih-cheng (蒙志成), Depatment of political Scicnce, National Cheng Kung University offered their analyses. TBT Founder Mr. Koo Kuan-ming amd Ketagalan  Foundation Director Chen, Chih-chung(陳致中)also made some comments.
 
The highlights include:
- 49.4% of the Taiwanese general public supports President Tsai Ing-Wen’s Cross-strait policy.
-75.8% of the general public believes that Taiwan is a sovereign and independent nation.
- 79.8% of the Taiwanese general public leans toward maintenance of the status quo in Cross-strait relations.
- 47.4% of those citizens who support maintenance of the status quo believe that future decisions on unification or independence should be based on actual circumstances.
- 60.5% of the Taiwanese general public supports formation of an independent nation if it is impossible to maintain the current status quo in Cross-strait relations.
- 41.7% of the Taiwanese general public believes that Taiwan and China have special state-to-state relations.
-55.0% of the Taiwanese general public believes that the implementation of the “One country, two systems” policy in Hong Kong has been a failure.
- 47.1% of the Taiwanese general public is concerned about the “Hongkongization” of Taiwan, while 16.6% are not concerned.
-57.2% of the Taiwanese general public believes that China is hostile toward Taiwan
-39.1% of the Taiwanese general public has a neutral impression of China, while 34.8% have an unfavorable impression and 19.9% have a favorable impression.
- 60.4% of the Taiwanese general public considers themselves Taiwanese. 

-If being “Taiwanese” or “Chinese” are the only options, 83.3% of the Taiwanese general public chooses ”Taiwanese”.

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