More than 27% support independence: MAC poll

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 27, 2019
By: Staff Writer, with CNA

More than 27 percent of Taiwanese support independence, according to a survey released by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC).

According to the poll, 21.7 percent of respondents preferred maintaining the “status quo,” but they wanted Taiwan to ultimately be independent, while about 6 percent said the nation should declare independence as soon as possible.

Support for independence hit the highest level since the council in April 2010 started the poll to collect public opinions on cross-strait ties, it said.

The survey found that 1.4 percent hope Taiwan will unify with China “as soon as possible,” while 8.9 percent want to maintain the “status quo” for the time being, but want eventual unification.

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