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Most reject idea of ‘one China’: survey

OLD SCHOOL:Respondents identifying as pan-blue supporters were split on the idea of both sides of the Taiwan Strait belonging to the ROC, with 54.3 percent agreeing

By Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter

The telephone-based poll collected 1,000 valid samples from Taiwanese aged 20 or older.

In related news, the Chinese-language United Daily News yesterday published a survey it conducted to gauge ideas of national identity, in which a record high of 73 percent of people identified themselves as Taiwanese.

“Over the past two decades, the percentage of people who identified themselves as Taiwanese has climbed from 44 percent in 1996 to 55 percent in 2006, then to a record-high 73 percent in our latest poll,” the newspaper said.

The proportion of people identifying as Chinese hit a record-low of 11 percent, down from 20 percent in 2006 and 31 percent in 1996, the United Daily News poll suggested.

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