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1 Magna Carta International Survey: Results for China The Magna Carta 800 th Survey is based on an international survey covering adults living in 23 countries.

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1 1 Magna Carta International Survey: Results for China The Magna Carta 800 th Survey is based on an international survey covering adults living in 23 countries In each country between 500 and 1,000 adults (aged between 16 and 64 years) were surveyed online and the results are weighted to the primary consumer profile in each country In China, 1,000 adults were interviewed Questions 1 and 2 were asked in all 23 countries. Question 3 was asked in all countries except China The “average” score is the mean across all countries surveyed, giving equal weight to each country In total, 17,061 interviews were carried out across all countries Fieldwork was conducted 6 th – 20 th January 2015 by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the Magna Carta 800 th Anniversary Commemoration Committee

2 2 Q1 Awareness of Magna Carta International average US Declaration of Independence (1776) Commonwealth Charter (2013) Empress Wu Zetian submits her 'Twelve Suggestions' (c. 675) Magna Carta (1215) Shangsu (c. 200BC) Li Ruzhen's Flowers in the Mirror (1827) The Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence (1954) Q) “Here is a list of some historical documents. Which, if any, of these have you heard of before taking part in this survey?” % who say they have heard of Base: 1,000 Chinese adults (16-64 years) 6 th – 20 th Jan 2015 International Declaration of Democracy (1910) UN Declaration of Human Rights (1948) 56% 58% 39% 17% 14% Source: Ipsos MORI / MC800 th This never happened!

3 3 Q1 Awareness of Magna Carta: Ranked by Country Romania Source: Ipsos MORI / MC800 th % who say they have heard of Magna Carta United States Spain Japan Italy India Great Britain Germany France China Canada Brazil Australia Hungary South Africa Sweden South Korea Belgium Russia Poland Mexico Argentina Average Turkey Base: 17,061 International adults (16-64 years) across 23 countries, 6 th -20 th Jan 2015

4 4 Q2 Rights Magna Carta Helped Guarantee (base: all adults) Basic human rights Freedom of religion Freedom from arbitrary arrest Freedom of speech The rule of law The right to vote An Independent judiciary Equal rights for women Q) “Magna Carta was agreed in 1215 by King John of England and his Barons. From what you know or have heard, which of these rights do you think Magna Carta helped to guarantee?” Don’t know / none of these Trial by jury Democracy 10% 19% 16% 9% 10% 11% 8% 5% 53% Base: 1,000 Chinese adults (16-64 years) 6 th – 20 th Jan 2015 % Source: Ipsos MORI / MC800 th International average

5 5 Q2 Rights Magna Carta Helped Guarantee (base: those aware of Magna Carta) The rule of law Freedom of religion Freedom from arbitrary arrest Freedom of speech Basic human rights An Independent Judiciary The right to vote Equal rights for women Q) “Magna Carta was agreed in 1215 by King John of England and his Barons. From what you know or have heard, which of these rights do you think Magna Carta helped to guarantee?” Don’t know / none of these Trial by jury Democracy 13% 26% 28% 11% 13% 15% 12% 8% 4% 35% Base: 232 Chinese adults who have heard of Magna Carta, 6 th – 20 th Jan 2015 % Source: Ipsos MORI / MC800 th International average

6 6 Q1 Awareness of UN Declaration of Human Rights (Ranked by country) Romania Source: Ipsos MORI / MC800 th % who say they have heard of UN Declaration of Human Rights United States Spain Japan Italy India Great Britain Germany France China Canada Brazil Australia Hungary South Africa Sweden South Korea Belgium Russia Poland Mexico Argentina Average Turkey Base: 17,061 adults (16-64 years) across 23 countries, 6 th -20 th Jan 2015

7 7 Q1 Awareness of US Declaration of Independence (Ranked by country) Romania Source: Ipsos MORI / MC800 th % who say they have heard of US Declaration of Independence United States Spain Japan Italy India Great Britain Germany France China Canada Brazil Australia Hungary South Africa Sweden South Korea Belgium Russia Poland Mexico Argentina Average Turkey Base: 17,061 adults (16-64 years) across 23 countries, 6 th -20 th Jan 2015

8 8 Q1 Awareness of the Commonwealth Charter (Ranked by country) Romania Source: Ipsos MORI / MC800 th % who say they have heard of The Commonwealth Charter United States Spain Japan Italy India Great Britain Germany France China Canada Brazil Australia Hungary South Africa Sweden South Korea Belgium Russia Poland Mexico Argentina Average Turkey Base: 17,061 adults (16-64 years) across 23 countries, 6 th -20 th Jan 2015

9 9 Q1 Awareness of the International Declaration of Democracy (Ranked by country) Romania Source: Ipsos MORI / MC800 th % who say they have heard of the International Declaration of Democracy United States Spain Japan Italy India Great Britain Germany France China Canada Brazil Australia Hungary South Africa Sweden South Korea Belgium Russia Poland Mexico Argentina Average Turkey Base: 17,061 adults (16-64 years) across 23 countries, 6 th -20 th Jan 2015 This never happened!

10 10 Key to Summary Slides Q1 – Awareness of documents, by country: US:US Declaration of Independence (1776) UN:UN Declaration of Human Rights (1948) MC: Magna Carta (1215) CC: Commonwealth Charter (1213) DD: “International Declaration of Democracy” (1910) Q3 – Rights most under threat, by country: Speech:Freedom of speech Rights:Basic human rights Democ:Democracy Judicial:An independent judiciary Law:The rule of law Religion:Freedom of religion Women:Equal rights for women Arrest:Freedom from arbitrary arrest

11 11 More Information For more information contact: Sir Robert Worcester Chairman, MC800 th Committee Mark Gill Executive Director, MC800 th Committee


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