China’s changing perception
Here’s what Americans think


of Americans hold China responsible in some way for the global spread of the pandemic


of Americans believe the US should reduce its trade with China post the pandemic


of Americans have already stopped buying Chinese products or using Chinese apps

China has been at the center of a raging debate ever since the pandemic began, with many countries, including the US, accusing it of suppressing information and the subsequent inaction on its part. This report delves into what the American public has come to think of China amid the devastating pandemic. Political parties and businesses can leverage this data in their decision making.

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across in the US, threatening lives and livelihoods in equal measure. What’s alarming is that the pandemic is not showing any signs of slowing down. Amidst all this, anger towards China continues to gather steam, especially with President Trump attacking the country at any given opportunity.

Having had their lives upended, what have ordinary Americans come to think of China and its role in the pandemic. Piplsay polled 30,417 people nationwide to get these insights. Here’s a summary of what we found:

Other Insights

  • 55% of Gen Xers blame China for the pandemic spread as compared to 45% of Gen Zers
  • 48% of women and 52% of men have stopped buying made in China products as a sign of protest
  • 63% of Gen Xers and 60% of Millennials believe the US should cut down its trade with China post the pandemic
  • 59% of men believe China will get an upper hand on world power for the long-term post the pandemic as compared to 41% of women

Survey Methodology: This Piplsay survey (powered by Market Cube) was conducted nationwide in the US from July 4-6 2020. We received 30,415 online responses from individuals aged 18 years and older.

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