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Gallop: Americans’ Favorability towards China and Russia Reached New Low

Deutsche Welle Chinese Edition recently reported that Gallop just released the results of a poll conducted a month ago which surveyed over one thousand adult Americans. The poll covers the favorability towards 18 countries. Only 20 percent of those polled had a favorable attitude toward China. This is a 13 percent decline from just last year. In the past decades, the same poll had its highest Chinese favorability rate at 72 percent, right before the Tiananmen Square Massacre. The number suffered a quick decline after that. The Gallop poll showed that the Chinese favorability decline is across party lines, though the Republicans had a lower number. In the past six months, favorability towards Russia also declined to its new record low, at 22 percent. According to Gallop, the deepest impact was caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Iran and North Korea sit at the bottom of the results.

Source: DW Chinese, March 3, 2021