A recent survey by the Pew Research Center, an American think tank, revealed that 43% of Indians hold an unfavorable opinion of Taiwan.
The survey also showed that only 37% of Indians view Taiwan favorably, while 20% have no specific opinion on the matter.
Among 24 high- and middle-income countries, Taiwan receives favorable opinions overall.
In these countries, an average of 48% hold a positive view of Taiwan, 28% have an unfavorable view, and 25% remain undecided.
The unfavorable stance of Indians towards Taiwan is influenced by Taiwan's similar attitude towards India as that of the Chinese government.
Taiwan claims India's Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh regions, which contributes to India's negative perception of Taiwan.
In contrast, Japan exhibits the most positive attitude towards Taiwan, with 82% of Japanese respondents expressing a favorable view.
South Korea, Australia, Israel, and the United States also hold favorable opinions of Taiwan.
Interestingly, opinions regarding Taiwan and China tend to be opposing among high-income countries. For instance, Japan, Australia, and South Korea hold favorable views of Taiwan but not of China.
Meanwhile, some countries like Mexico have favorable opinions of both Taiwan and China, while in India, a significant proportion holds negative views of both nations.
President: Sai Ing Wen
Prime Minister: Chen Chien-Jen