While no country currently believes China has already overtaken the U.S. as the world’s dominant power, large percentages in most countries — and even majorities in some including a 53%-majority of Chinese — believe China eventually will do so in the future. Most of those surveyed in Germany, Spain, France, Britain and Australia think China either has already replaced the U.S. or will do so in the future. Even in the U.S. more than one-in-three say China either has already overtaken their country (5%) or will eventually do so (31%), although a 54%-majority doubts China will ever unseat the U.S. The Japanese (67%) are the most confident China will never replace the U.S. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.