November 16, 2005

China’s Optimism

Questionnaire

                            The Pew Research Center
                Pew Global Attitudes Project: Spring 2005 Survey
                                —FINAL TOPLINE—

United States: May 18—May 22, 2005 (N=1,001)
Russia: April 28—May 13, 2005 (N=1,002)
China: May 21—31, 2005 (N=2,191)
Turkey: April 27—May 14, 2005 (N=1,003)
India: May 1—May 29, 2005 (N=2,042)
Pakistan: May 2—24, 2005 (N=1,225)

NOTE: Data based on national samples except in China, India, and Pakistan where the sample
was disproportionately or exclusively urban.

Q.1	Here is a ladder representing the "ladder of life."  Let's suppose the top of the
ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life
for you.  On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
SHOW CARD

				High		Medium		Low		Don't know/
				(7-10)		(4-6)		(0-3)		Refused
	United States		59		33		7		1=100
		Summer, 2002	64		29		5		2=100
		1989		53		40		7		*=100
	Russia			16		52		31		1=100
		Summer, 2002	19		54		28		1=102
		1991		7		45		46		2=100
	Turkey			20		55		24		1=100
		Summer, 2002	17		52		27		4=100
	Pakistan		22		57		21		*=100
		Summer, 2002	25		52		22		1=100
	India			34		58		8		*=100
		Summer, 2002	17		60		21		3=101
	China			29		57		13		1=100
		Summer, 2002	23		61		16		*=100

Q.2	On which step of the ladder would you say you stood five years ago?  SHOW CARD

				High		Medium		Low		Don't know/
				(7-10)		(4-6)		(0-3)		Refused
	United States		46		40		12		2=100
		Summer, 2002	45		39		14		2=100
		1989		42		44		14		1=101
	Russia			18		46		34		2=100
		Summer, 2002	24		45		30		1=100
		1991		22		47		28		3=100
	Turkey			28		45		26		2=101
		Summer, 2002	36		39		21		4=100
	Pakistan		26		51		22		1=100
		Summer, 2002	34		50		15		1=100
	India			28		56		16		*=100
		Summer, 2002	20		53		24		3=100
	China			26		55		18		1=100
		Summer, 2002	23		54		23		*=100

Q.3	Just your best guess, on which step do you think you will stand in the future,
say five years from now?  SHOW CARD

				High		Medium		Low		Don't know/
				(7-10)		(4-6)		(0-3)		Refused
	United States		70		12		7		10=99
		Summer, 2002	80		8		4		8=100
		1989		70		18		7		5=100
	Russia			34		26		24		16=100
		Summer, 2002	36		26		17		21=100
		1991		19		28		33		20=100
	Turkey			38		32		15		16=101
		Summer, 2002	39		24		21		16=100
	Pakistan		34		23		7		36=100
		Summer, 2002	44		15		5		36=100
	India			75		17		1		7=100
		Summer, 2002	42		30		9		19=100
	China			69		22		4		5=100
		Summer, 2002	55		31		9		5=100