What is "good government?" Is it transparent, responsive, small, and unobtrusive, or on the contrary, big and active? And is "good government" the same everywhere, or do regional differences of opinion have to be acknowledged? This short study aims to answer some of these questions by presenting the opinions of 7,127 respondents from China, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Korea, and Sweden. It offers an original glimpse of a comprehensive comparative study conducted by the Eurasia Political Culture Research Network (EPCReN) in 1999-2000.