Pew Poll Shows Americans' Perception of China Shifting in Pandemic

Washington, DC, May 7, 2020-Tensions between the U.S. and China are rising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, reports the Wall Street Journal in an article called “Coronavirus Casts Deep Chill Over U.S.-China Relations.”

The pieces reports that, “About two-thirds of Americans have an unfavorable view of China, according to a Pew Research Center survey of 1,000 Americans conducted in March. That is the most negative assessment since Pew began asking the question in 2005, and a nearly 20 percentage point increase since the Trump administration began. Positive views of China’s Mr. Xi also are at new lows.”

“The coronavirus pandemic has deepened the rancor, bringing relations between the two to a modern-day nadir. Both governments are forgoing cooperation and trying to outmaneuver each other to shape events in the post-pandemic world order.”