POLL: The Chinese Public Care More About The Environment Than The Economy

Recent scandals in China — most notably the Bo Xilai saga — have everyone questioning the role of corruption in Chinese society, and how that corruption will affect the country’s economic growth.

However, there’s another big issue in Chinese society, and if a new poll from Gallup is to be believed, it seems that the Chinese public prioritizes it above economic concerns.

Gallup China environment

Photo: Gallup

Gallup notes that countries in periods of economic growth tend to favour environmental policies over economic policies (such as in the US between 1985-2008), but will the BRICs still favour the policies if their economies slow down?

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