Balance of Power

World's Leading Economic Power

What country is the world's leading economic power?

Percent of Turkey responding United States, all years measured

Survey Percent responding United States
2002 -
2003 -
2004 -
2005 -
2006 -
2007 -
2008 62%
2009 58%
2010 69%
2011 68%
2012 54%
2013 57%
2014 55%
2015 47%
2016 -
2017 49%

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?

Notes: Volunteered categories “Other” and “None/There is no leading economic power” not shown.