Balance of Power

World's Leading Economic Power

What country is the world's leading economic power?

Percent of South Korea responding United States, all years measured

Survey Percent responding United States
2002 -
2003 -
2004 -
2005 -
2006 -
2007 -
2008 74%
2009 80%
Fall 2009 -
2010 77%
2011 -
2012 -
2013 61%
2014 60%
2015 51%

Full question wording: Today, which ONE of the following do you think is the world's leading economic power? The United States, China, Japan, or the countries of the European Union?