State of the Region

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Annex 2: Survey Results


STATE OF THE REGION SURVEY 2007

Section 1: Respondents’ Profile

No. of Respondents: 382
Business: 107
Government: 68
Academic/Research: 166
Media: 14
Civil Society: 5
Other: 22

Regional Breakdown
Northeast Asia: 124
Southeast Asia: 104
North America: 57
South America: 46
Australia & New Zealand: 50
No response: 1

Section 2: Regional Outlook

1) Please indicate your view on the economic outlook for the following regions:

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Risks to Economic Growth

2) How would you rate the following as risks to the Asia-Pacific economic outlook?

Over the next 1-2 years

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Over the next 3-5 years

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Section 3: Asia’s Growing Economic Importance and its Global Impact


3) Please indicate your view on the following statements regarding Asia’s growing economic importance:

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Section 4: Regional Economic Integration


4) Please indicate your view on the following statements regarding the degree of regional economic integration in the Asia Pacific.

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5) How significant are each of the following impediments to doing business in the Asia Pacific region as a whole?
Please use a scale of 1-5, with 5 representing very significant and 1 being not significant.

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Section 5: Regional Institutions

6) Please rate the following regional groupings in terms of their effectiveness in the following areas, using a scale of 1-5
(5 – highly effective; 1 – not effective; DK – don’t know).

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7) Please indicate your opinion regarding the following statements:

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8) What are the most important challenges facing APEC as an institution? Please use a scale of 1-5, with 5 representing very
important and 1 not important. Please select DK if you are not sure.

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9) What do you think should be the top five policy priorities for APEC Leaders to discuss at their upcoming meeting in Sydney?
(Ranking by weighted results)

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