85 Percent of Americans Hold Negative China Views

As cold war fears grow between Washington and Beijing, negative feelings about China are spiking among U.S. citizens.

A Gallup poll last month found only 15 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of China. Meaning four out of five think poorly of it—a historic high.

This trend is taking hold across party lines from Republicans to Democrats to Independents.

Of the three, Republicans gave the lowest positive rating, at a mere 6 percent.

What’s more, about two-thirds of those surveyed see Beijing’s military buildup as a major threat.

Meanwhile, support for Taiwan is surging in the U.S., with close to 80 percent favoring the self-governed island. That’s the highest score since Gallup began tabulating the value in 1996.


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