A recent Gallup poll on global religious trends shows unusually high level of atheism in China,...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 8, 2013
At The Washington Post last week, Simon Denyer reported on the expansion of Beijing’s efforts to gather data on public opinion, both online and through surveys: [… T]he government is trying to understand public opinion on...
by Scott Greene | May 6, 2013
Patrick Boehler of the South China Morning Post reports that new research by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences showed that conservatives outnumber liberals in Chinese cities: Some 38.1 per cent of those surveyed held more...
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 30, 2009
From Gallup.com: Ten countries are viewed unfavorably by at least half of Americans. Of these, Iran, North Korea, the Palestinian Authority, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Cuba are viewed more negatively than positively by a...
by msandgren | Sep 30, 2008
The Interpreter, a weblog of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, reports that a recent 2008 Lowy Poll received mixed reviews on how Australians interpret China’s growth. The study found that 52 percent of...
by Sophia Cao | Dec 9, 2007
Studying abroad attracts most Chinese students, reported by Xinhua: More than 80 percent of university students in China want to study abroad, according to a new online survey. The survey, conducted by the China Youth Daily and involving 2,400 university students, revealed that 42 percent of respondents believe an overseas education will be beneficial to […]
by Kate Zhao | Jul 18, 2007
After the China Development Brief, published by Briton Nick Young, was closed down for allegedly “conducting unauthorized surveys,” the Chinese government has sent out a warning to foreigners about the types of information they try to procure in China. From Reuters: China’s state-controlled media have warned citizens to raise their awareness and prevent leakage of […]
by Xiao Qiang | May 12, 2007
According to this article in Hong Kong’s Wenhui Daily, (via DWNEWS.com), a recent large-scale survey focusing on government officials at the county level (ÂéøÂ§ÑÁ∫ßÂÖ¨Âä°Âëò) revealed 54% of officials believe in superstition. The survey was done by a study group of National Administration College (ÂõΩÂÆ∂Ë°åÊîøÂ≠¶Èô¢), The report is named„ÄäAnalytical Report of Basic Science Literacy of County […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods