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Percentage Distribution of the Routine Questionnaire Survey on the “Public's View on Current Cross-Strait Relations" (May 27 ~ 30, 2011)

Percentage Distribution of the Routine Questionnaire Survey on the “Public's View on Current Cross-Strait Relations" (May 27 ~ 30, 2011)

Survey Date: May 27 to 30, 2011

Number of Effective Samples: 1,099

Commissioning Agency: Mainland Affairs Council (MAC)

Survey Unit: Election Study Center of National Chengchi University

 

1. Do you believe that the mainland Chinese government's attitude toward the ROC government is friendly or unfriendly?

 

Extremely friendly

Friendly

Unfriendly

Extremely unfriendly

Don't know/

No opinion

2.1%

29.4%

32.6%

21.0%

14.9%

31.5%

53.6%

14.9%

 

2. Do you believe that the mainland Chinese government's attitude toward the Taiwan people is friendly or unfriendly?

 

Extremely friendly

Friendly

Unfriendly

Extremely unfriendly

Don't know/

No opinion

3.1%

37.6%

30.1%

14.6%

14.6%

40.7%

44.7%

14.6%

 

3. Do you feel the current pace of cross-strait exchanges is too fast, too slow, or just right?

 

Too fast

Just right

Too slow

Don't know/

No opinion

32.6%

46.1%

13.0%

8.3%

 

4. Regarding the relations between Taiwan and mainland China, there are the following different views: 1. Unification as soon as possible; 2. Independence as soon as possible; 3. Maintaining the status quo and unification later; 4. Maintaining the status quo and independence later; 5. Maintaining the status quo and deciding on independence or unification later; 6. Maintaining the status quo indefinitely. Which of these positions do you lean toward?

 

Unification as soon as possible

Maintaining the status quo and unification later

Maintaining the status quo and deciding on independence or unification later

Maintaining the status quo indefinitely

Maintaining the status quo and independence later

Independence as soon as possible

Don't know/

No opinion

0.8%

9.4%

32.6%

27.2%

19.2%

6.6%

4.2%

0.8%

88.4%

6.6%

4.2%

 

5. Generally speaking, do you believe that under the Ma Administration, cross-strait relations have become more relaxed, more tense, or are unchanged?

 

More relaxed

Unchanged

More tense

Don't know/

No opinion

51.3%

32.3%

10.2%

6.2%

 

6. Since coming into office, President Ma has promoted the policy of "flexible diplomacy" that has enabled Taiwan to be invited to participate in the World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer. Do you believe this is conducive or unconducive to expanding Taiwan's international space?

 

Extremely conducive

Conducive

Unconducive

Extremely unconducive

Don't know/

No opinion

15.2%

44.8%

18.1%

12.5%

9.4%

60.0%

30.6%

9.4%

 

7. Do you believe that the improvement of cross-strait relations is conducive or unconducive to expanding Taiwan's international space?

 

Extremely conducive

Conducive

Unconducive

Extremely unconducive

Don't know/

No opinion

15.8%

47.9%

17.3%

11.6%

7.4%

63.7%

28.9%

7.4%

 

8. Do you support or not support the handling of cross-strait exchange issues through institutionalized negotiations?

 

Strongly support

Support

Do not support

Strongly do not support

Don't know/

No opinion

18.6%

54.2%

8.6%

5.0%

13.6%

72.8%

13.6%

13.6%

 

9. Under the Ma Administration, the two sides have signed 15 agreements, including agreements on direct cross-strait transportation links, allowing Mainland tourists to visit Taiwan, joint crime-fighting, food safety, and the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA). Are you satisfied or unsatisfied with these negotiation outcomes?

 

Very satisfied

Satisfied

Unsatisfied

Very unsatisfied

Don't know/

No opinion

14.3%

47.9%

16.3%

13.9%

7.6%

62.2%

30.2%

7.6%

 

 

10. Under the Ma Administration, the two sides have held six “Chiang-Chen Talks” and signed 15 agreements. Do you believe that the government has upheld Taiwan's interests or not?

 

Yes

No

Don't know/

No opinion

51.2%

36.6%

12.2%