A new survey by the Pew Research Center found that more than three-quarters of American adults blame the Chinese government for the global spread of coronavirus, and more than 60 percent of respondents said the country did a bad job of dealing with the outbreak.
The survey, which surveyed 1,003 people and was conducted from June 16 to July 14, found that 73 percent of U.S. adults have a negative view of the country, indicating a negative rating over the 15 years that the Pew Research Center has conducted surveys on the subject. in a press release.
Negative Chinese attitudes have also increased by 7 percentage points in the last four months alone and since 2018. Increased by 26 points.
According to the study, 83 percent. Republicans view China negatively, compared to 68 percent. Democrats. Republicans are also more likely to say publicly that 54 percent, compared to just 35 percent, of China’s attitude toward China is very unfavorable.
Approximately 64 percent of those surveyed said China did a bad job in dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, and 78 percent thought it was “a large or fair amount due to the global spread of coronavirus due to the Chinese government’s initial treatment of COVID.” 19 Outbreak in Wuhan.
68 percent. Americans said the nation’s economic ties with China were bad, and a quarter said they were “very bad.”
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Half of Americans believe the U.S. should hold China responsible for its role in the coronavirus outbreak, even if it means deteriorating economic and trade relations.
Asked whether the U.S. should sacrifice economic relations with China or promote human rights, 73 percent. Choose human rights. About 77 percent of respondents trusted or distrusted President Xi Jinping.
The news of the survey came one day after China collected negative headlines after a hearing at a House subcommittee attended by American high-tech executives.
Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., Criticized Google on Wednesday for its links to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Fox News said: “If Google wants to operate comfortably in communist China, Sundar Pichai must be held accountable for the atrocities he has committed. Chinese Communist Party.
The news also comes one day after Senior Josh Hawley called on NBA commissioner Adam Silver before Congress to testify about the league’s controversial relationship with the CCP.
He said China’s presence in sport is growing as they continue to use the NBA as a platform to pursue their political agenda.
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“The new league policy reflects a newly formulated commitment to improving employee self-expression. However, the principle of free self-expression does not seem to end the limit of sensitivity of your company’s sponsors,” Hawley wrote in a letter to the league. “Because of dormant capital, Chinese market profits are more popular today than patriotism … If I’m right – if the NBA seeks to promote the interests of the CCP rather than glorify its homeland – your fans deserve to know what your opinion is. If not, prove me wrong. “
Peter Aitken of Fox News contributed to this report