Balance of Power

World's Leading Superpower

Will China eventually replace the U.S. as the world's leading superpower?

Percent of South Korea responding Will eventually replace U.S., all years measured

Survey Percent responding Will eventually replace U.S.
2002 -
2003 -
2004 -
2005 -
2006 -
2007 -
2008 43%
2009 45%
Fall 2009 -
2010 -
2011 -
2012 -
2013 45%
2014 42%
2015 49%

Full question wording: Which comes closest to your view? China will eventually replace the U.S. as the world's leading superpower; China has already replaced the U.S. as the world's leading superpower; or China will never replace the U.S. as the world's leading superpower?