Survey reports attitudes on independence

The China Post
Date: October 1, 2016
By: Stephanie Chao

A survey released by Global Views Monthly (GVM, 遠見雜誌) Friday indicated increasing support for maintaining the status quo with regards to Taiwan’s relations with China.

In latest half-yearly opinion poll on attitudes towards independence in Taiwan, 40.5 percent of respondents supported maintaining the status quo while remaining undecided on long-term changes.

The result represents a 5.7 percentage rise in support from the same survey released half a year ago, prior to Tsai Ing-wen taking office.

It brings backing for the status quo to levels last seen during Ma Ying-jeou’s first term as president.

According to the latest survey, support for independence stood at 24.9 percent, a 3-percent drop from six months ago.      [FULL  STORY]

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