China world’s leading power, believe French people

October 27th, 2008 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Paris, Oct 27 (DPA) By a significant margin, the French believe that China has supplanted the US as the most powerful country in the world, according to a survey made public Monday.Asked by the TNS-Sofres Institute to name the world’s most powerful country, nearly half of the respondents said China, while the US was cited by only 34 percent.

Asked to name the country that would be the world’s leading power in 20 years, 63 percent said China, 12 percent said India and a mere nine percent cited the US.

The survey was carried out Oct 8-9 with a representative sample of 1,000 men and women of 18 years of age and older.

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