Within China there have been several high-profile recalls of Chinese-made products over the past year but relatively few among the Chinese public are aware of these domestic recalls; only 1% have heard a lot about this issue, while another 15% say they have heard a little. About four in 10 (41%) say they have not heard much and 27% report hearing nothing at all. In contrast, in many other nations, large majorities are familiar with recent recalls of Chinese products in their countries. Indeed, 96% of Japanese, 88% of South Koreans, 81% of Americans, and 72% of Germans have heard about this issue.
The Daily Number is a statistic, updated every weekday and typically drawn from Pew Research Center project findings, that highlights an important trend.