According to the latest survey by the Mainland Affairs Council,
I am Taiwanese
I am Chinese
I am Taiwanese and Chinese
「獨立」對台灣前途比較好 Independence is better for Taiwan's future
|「統一」比較好 Unification is better||「維持現狀」 Maintain the status quo|
「若現狀無法維持時，會選擇獨立或是統一？」 If there were no way to keep the status quo, would you pick independence or unification?
|選擇獨立 Independence||選擇統一 Unification|
維持現狀 Maintain Status-quo
|無答 No answer|
|42%||31%||? (article doesn't say, can't find survey at MAC site)||?|
If you read that rather poorly formed table correctly, then you'd notice a 44.9% support rate, today, saying independence is better for Taiwan's future! That's 10% higher than last year's figure.
Intrestingly, if some people had their hand forced today, they would apparently switch their support away from independence -- interesting.
We can compare those results to 2006, which I also blogged on ...