Nearly 80 Percent Fear China Will Defeat Taiwan If Left Alone
In the latest survey the respondents said they were worried Taiwan would have to face an invasion by People's Liberation Army forces alone.
In a poll released on Wednesday, nearly 60 per cent of respondents said they believe that if Taiwan is faced with an invasion by China, it will have to do so alone, and 78% do not believe the country is capable of stopping an invasion by Chinese forces on its own.
In the the latest by the Taiwan Public Opinion Foundation, respondents were asked if they are worried about whether Taiwan would have to face an invasion by People's Liberation Army (PLA) forces alone. In response, 59.7 per cent said they are concerned and 37.5 per cent said they are not.
When asked if Taiwan has the ability to fight off a PLA invasion alone, 78 per cent said it's impossible and 15.8 per cent said it is possible. Asked if they believe that the U.S. military would help defend Taiwan in the event of such an invasion, 55.9 per cent said they do not believe the U.S. would participate, while 34.5 per cent said they do think the country would step in.
The survey was conducted for the TPOF by Focus Survey Research from March 14-15. The poll gathered valid responses from 1,077 adults aged 20 and over via telephone and had a sampling error of plus or minus 2.99 per cent with a confidence level of 95 per cent.