Nearly a quarter of countries used force to prevent religious gatherings during the pandemic; other government restrictions and social hostilities related to religion remained fairly stable.
The Chinese Communist Party is preparing for its 20th National Congress, an event likely to result in an unprecedented third term for President Xi Jinping. Since Xi took office in 2013, opinion of China in the U.S. and other advanced economies has turned more negative. How did it get to be this way?
Large majorities in most of the 19 countries surveyed have negative views of China, but relatively few say bilateral relations are bad.
Here are recent findings about Americans’ views of the diplomatic boycott and how people in the U.S. and around the world see China.
More adults approve than disapprove of U.S. diplomatic boycott of Olympics; few have heard much about it
About nine-in-ten U.S. adults (91%) say they have heard little (46%) or nothing at all (45%) about the diplomatic boycott of the Olympics.
Unfavorable views of China also hover near historic highs in most of the 17 advanced economies surveyed.
Pressing China on human rights – even if it hurts economic relations – has Americans’ bipartisan support
Unlike with other China-related issues, there is little partisan difference on this question, a February survey found.
Fewer adults have confidence in Joe Biden to handle the U.S.-China relationship than other foreign policy issues.
The United Nations is broadly credited with promoting peace and human rights as younger adults are more supportive of cooperation with other countries.
Unfavorable views of China reach new historic high, and a majority supports taking a tougher stand on human rights.