Balance of Power

World's Leading Superpower

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

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

Survey Percent responding Will eventually replace U.S.
2002 -
2003 -
2004 -
2005 -
2006 -
2007 -
2008 53%
2009 -
Fall 2009 -
2010 -
2011 -
2012 -
2013 52%
2014 -
2015 54%

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?