Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters believe the United States has the world’s strongest economy. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that view is shared by 68% of Republicans, 55% of Independents, and 47% of Democrats.
Among all voters, 24% believe China has the strongest economy, 4% say Russia, 1% say some other country, and 15% are not sure.
Looking ahead to the end of the 21st century, there’s little expectation of change. Forty-six percent (46%) believe the U.S. economy will still be number one, 25% expect it will be China, 2% Russia, and 26% are not sure.
On a slightly different basis, 64% believe the U.S. is the most powerful nation in the world today and 17% say China. Looking ahead, 46% believe the U.S. will still be the most powerful at the end of the 21st century while 24% name China.
Data released earlier showed that 43% believe the world would be a better place if more countries were like the United States. Eighteen percent (18%) believe that would make things worse.
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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted September 6-7, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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