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China’s economy leads world: poll

(WASHINGTON) More Americans believe China, not the United States, is the world’s top economic power, according to an opinion poll.The Gallup World Affairs survey found that four in ten Americans say China’s economy leads the world; only 33 per cent picked the United States.In 2000, the United States was top in the poll, with the support of 65 per cent. The World Bank lists the US as the world’s leader in economic output, with Japan second, Gallup said.China was ranked fourth in national economies in 2006.More than half of Americans polled eight years ago believed the US would be the world’s powerhouse economy for the next 20 years. Now, more predict that China will be top in two decades.The firm polled 1,007 adults in the US last week.The margin of sampling error was plus or minus three percentage points.  Source: AP (Business Times 23 Feb 08)

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