Report stated perceptions of Beijing’s dealing with the pandemic had coloured individuals’s general views of China.


Unfavorable views towards China have soared previously yr in the US and lots of different superior economies, a survey of 14 nations performed by the U.S.-based Pew Analysis Middle confirmed on Tuesday.

The survey, performed from June 10 to Aug. 3, discovered {that a} majority in every of the nations polled had an unfavorable opinion of China. In all, 14,276 adults have been polled by phone.

In Australia, Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the US, South Korea, Spain and Canada, detrimental views reached their highest factors since Pew started polling on the subject greater than a decade in the past.

The findings come in opposition to the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, which started in China, and U.S. President Donald Trump’s bid for re-election on Nov. 3, a marketing campaign through which China has been a serious overseas coverage problem.

The Pew report stated that throughout the nations surveyed, a median of 61 p.c of respondents stated China had executed a nasty job coping with the outbreak, whereas 37 p.c believed it had executed a superb job.

Solely the US obtained a extra detrimental analysis from these surveyed, with a median of 84 p.c saying it had dealt with the outbreak poorly.

The report stated perceptions of Beijing’s dealing with of the pandemic had coloured individuals’s general views of China, with those that thought it had executed a nasty job more likely to have an unfavorable view of the nation.

The identical utilized to individuals’s confidence in Chinese language President Xi Jinping, with a median of 78 p.c throughout the 14 nations saying they’d “not an excessive amount of or no confidence in Xi to do the fitting factor relating to world affairs.”

Even amongst those that rated China’s coronavirus outbreak response positively, not more than 4 in 10 stated they trusted Xi, Pew stated.

At the same time as issues about Xi rise, the survey discovered that in most nations, extra had religion in him than in U.S. President Donald Trump. In Germany, 78 p.c stated they’d no confidence in Xi – however 89 p.c stated the identical of Trump.

When it got here to perceptions of financial energy, China fared comparatively nicely, and solely in the US, Japan and South Korea did extra individuals take into account America the world’s main financial energy.

The nations surveyed have been Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and the US.

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