The performance of government policy is judged by citizens’ satisfaction level. This article uses the results of the “Threat Awareness and Communication in Gray Zone Conflicts” online survey to observe how Taiwan’sese people view the CCP’s different gray zone conflicts and what factors affect the public’s satisfaction with the government’s defense policy. This article also discusses whether citizens are satisfied with the government’s response or not, and the public’s opinion of the priority order of measures against grey zone conflicts.
Previous studies on satisfaction with government policies usually focused on the influence of internal factors or external environment, such as the effect of party identification, education, age, social environment or media on people’s policy satisfaction. Besides, “risk perception” is also one of the important factors: the higher risk perception, the higher the level of satisfaction with the policy. In addition, this article also found that, in response to gray zone conflicts, Taiwan’s people may expect the government to take positive or negative measures in response to different scenarios.
Facing the CCP’s threat to Taiwan, the government can regularly conduct polls to understand the public’s views and dynamically adjust response strategies based on the results to reach consensus and face the uncertainty and challenges of a new era.