Unfavorable Views of China Reach Historic Highs in Many Countries
Across 14 advanced nations, a median of 61% say China has done a bad job in handling the coronavirus outbreak. And at least seven-in-ten in each of these countries have little or no confidence in President Xi Jinping.
Negative views of both U.S. and China abound across advanced economies amid COVID-19
Americans Fault China for Its Role in the Spread of COVID-19
Republicans see China more negatively than Democrats, even as criticism rises in both parties
International Cooperation Welcomed Across 14 Advanced Economies
The United Nations is broadly credited with promoting peace and human rights as younger adults are more supportive of cooperation with other countries.
Despite Pandemic, Many Europeans Still See Climate Change as Greatest Threat to Their Countries
The spread of infectious diseases is the top concern in the U.S., UK, Japan and South Korea as global economic concerns grow.
Most Approve of National Response to COVID-19 in 14 Advanced Economies
The pandemic has had a divisive effect on a sense of national unity in many of the countries surveyed: A median of 46% feel more national unity now than before the coronavirus outbreak, while 48% think divisions have grown.
U.S. Millennials tend to have favorable views of foreign countries and institutions – even as they age
Even as they age, younger generations in the U.S. tend to be more favorably disposed to groups, leaders and countries beyond their border.
Attitudes Toward Diversity in 11 Emerging Economies
Across the surveyed countries, opinion varies widely about the value of diversity. But interacting with people of different backgrounds is related to more positive attitudes about the role of diversity in society.
In Taiwan and across the region, many support closer economic ties with both U.S. and mainland China
When it comes to economic relations, some in Taiwan are more willing to work with both Beijing and Washington.
How Americans envision a post-pandemic world order
Americans are divided in their outlooks, mainly along ideological lines, but are more united on opinions about China’s place in the world.
Americans are critical of China’s handling of COVID-19, distrust information about it from Beijing
Americans expect China’s international reputation will suffer because of how the country has handled the coronavirus outbreak.
Americans Give Higher Ratings to South Korea and Germany Than U.S. for Dealing With Coronavirus
U.S. adults give high marks to South Korea and Germany’s pandemic responses. In contrast, most believe China has done an only fair or poor job.
In Taiwan, Views of Mainland China Mostly Negative
There is widespread support in Taiwan for increased economic and political ties with the U.S. While many are wary of stronger political ties with mainland China, about half would favor stronger economic relations.
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