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Core Public Attitudes toward Defense and Security in Taiwan
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2024.02.23
Author
李冠成
Division of Chinese Politics, Military and Warfighting Concepts Kuan-chen Lee Assistant Research Fellow
方琮嬿
Division of Chinese Politics, Military and Warfighting Concepts Christina Chen Assistant Research Fellow
陳穎萱
Division of Chinese Politics, Military and Warfighting Concepts Ying-Hsuan Chen Policy Analyst

What are the attitudes of Taiwanese people toward national defense? Which factors are associated with public resolve for self-defense? Experts from INDSR, Kuan-chen Lee, Christina Chen, and Ying-Hsuan Chen, authored an article in the Journal of Taiwan Politics summarizing the changes in Taiwanese public opinion on national defense over the past five surveys, encompassing significant events such as the Ukraine-Russia conflict and Speaker Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. Additionally, they also unveiled a complex interconnection influencing Taiwanese resolve for self-defense, whereby respondents’ partisanship, perceptions of U.S. commitment to Taiwan, confidence in Taiwan’s national military, and willingness to fight are intertwined. This article provides valuable insights to the field and contributes to the literature on public opinion and policymaking.

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