Aug 01, 2022
Taiwanese people are too optimistic about "the US military will come", and the US think tank's assessment of its own military strength
In Questions for Us
The "Taiwan Public Opinion Foundation" released "Taiwan Public Opinion in the Cross-Strait Military Crisis " on November 2 , which interviewed Taiwanese people's opinions on issues such as the conflict in the Taiwan Strait, the national military's defense capabilities, and whether the United States will help defend Taiwan. The foundation asked the Chinese people, "Do you agree that the CCP will send troops to attack Taiwan sooner or later?" According to polls, about 64% of the Chinese people disagree (about 40.6% disagree + 23.7% disagree), and only about 28.1 % of the people agree. This is a big change from the results of the 2019 poll. Agree with an increase of 12.1% and disagree with a decrease of 13.1%, but the overall results show that the Taiwanese people are still not worried about the CCP’s ambitions to invade Taiwan. When asked, "If the CCP invades Taiwan by force tomorrow, do you have confidence in the national army's ability to effectively defend Taiwan. About 48% of the people expressed confidence, and about 46% said they had no confidence. The ability to defend Taiwan remains fairly divided, with equal confidence levels. Interestingly, the results of the study indicated that respondents in the 20-34-year-old group were significantly more unconfident than confident in the national army. At the same time, the over 65-year-old group is the opposite, with far more people who have confidence in the national army than number list those who have no confidence. "This is an interesting finding, after all, when the two sides go to war, it is the young people, not the elders, who go to war," the report said. In addition, "In the face of the CCP's invasion of Taiwan, do you think the Tsai government is better prepared (military and non-military)?" According to the poll, about 47% said it was insufficient, while about 43% of the public believed it was sufficient. This result also shows that nearly half of Taiwanese believe that the Tsai government is not fully prepared. When the CCP invades Taiwan, the most controversial topic in Taiwan and US policy circles is whether. American politics and society . Part of it points to the fact that countries around the world no longer see the United States as a good example of democratic institutions. The study pointed out that although the overall impression of the United States has improved significantly since the Biden (Joe Biden) administration took office, most countries still have doubts about the "health" of American-style democracy. According to the research results, only a small number of countries believe that the United States is still a good example for other countries to refer to. The study, which surveyed 16 countries, including Taiwan, asked whether the United States was a good example of democracy. Questions in the survey gave three answer options: "The United States is a good example for other countries to follow", "The United States was a good example in the past, but not in recent years", and "The United States has never been a good example." As a result, an average of 57% of respondents in 16 countries believed that "the United States used to be a good example, but in recent years it is no longer." In addition, as high as 23% of the respondents believe that the United States has never been a good example of democracy to follow.