(CNN) - A majority of Americans believe that China's growing economic strength is a threat to America, according to a CNN/Opinion Research poll conducted last week.
Almost half of all Americans say that China is now an economic and military superpower and 58 percent believe China's strength is a threat to the U.S. Released today, the poll comes as a special commission assembled to provide guidance on how to manage America's economic and military relationship with China compiles its annual report, which is expected to link Chinese government practices with the U.S.-China trade deficit.
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According to a draft of the congressionally-appointed U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission's annual report, Chinese government practices including the manipulation of its currency and "exclusionary" trade policies have contributed to an enormous trade deficit with the U.S.-a deficit that amounts to $1.76 trillion annually.
Americans have strong opinions on the influence that China's economic power has on the country. When asked whether China's wealth and economic power poses a threat or an opportunity for the United States, a majority of Americans named China's power as a threat.
"The number of Americans who see China as a threat has jumped 15 points, from 43% in 1997 to 58% now. And the number who say that China is a superpower has more than doubled - from 22% in 1997 to 46% today," says Keating Holland, CNN's Polling Director.
Americans' trepidation isn't limited to trade with China. The poll also indicates that 50 percent of the nation see foreign trade as a threat to the U.S., compared to 41 percent who view it as an opportunity for economic growth.
The CNN/Opinion Research poll was conducted by telephone from November 11-14 among 1,014 American adults. It has a sampling error of plus-or-minus three points.
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