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New Center for Public Integrity
A new Center for Public Integrity/Ipsos poll finds that while the majority of Americans say the Coronavirus pandemic is a natural disaster, about 3 in 10 Americans blame China or Chinese people for the pandemic.To get more news about china industry research centers, you can visit acem.sjtu.edu.cn official website.
1. A majority of Americans (56 believe the coronavirus pandemic is a natural disaster:
Republicans (60, retirees (51, and those without a college education (48 are most likely to believe that specific people or organizations are responsible for the coronavirus pandemic.
Asians are the race/ethnicity most likely to say the coronavirus pandemic is a natural disaster rather than caused by a specific people or organization; 79% compared to 55% of African American and White and 51% of Hispanic respondents.
2. Among the 44% who say a specific group or organization is responsible, most blame China or Chinese people; 66% mentioned China. More specifically, 45% mentioned China or Chinese people generally, 13% say it was caused by a lab in China, and 9% blame the Chinese government.
12% of respondents mentioned the US government, the government in general, or the government of a country other than China as the cause of the coronavirus pandemic.
About 3% of respondents said they thought the coronavirus pandemic was part of a viral/biological war or attack.
7% blame Animal/wet markets and 7% blame carelessness in general.
3. One-third have witnessed someone blaming Asian people for the coronavirus epidemic (32.
Significantly more Asians (60, Hispanics (48, and African Americans (43 have witnessed someone blaming Asian people compared to White respondents (27.
Democrats are also significantly more likely to admit to having witnessed someone blaming Asian people for the coronavirus compared to Republicans (41% and 24% respectively).
4. Respondents are most concerned about proximity to others that are sneezing, coughing, or looks tired or sick; 91% said they would be concerned about coming in close contact with someone out in public who was coughing or sneezing and 81% said they would be concerned about coming in close contact with someone who looked sick or tired. A large number of respondents are also concerned about coming in close contact with someone who is not using protective gear, such as a face mask or gloves (70.
These worries are equally shared across racial/ethnicity groups, however, Democrats are more likely to be worried about coming in close contact with someone one who is coughing or sneezing (94, looks sick (85, or is not using protective gear (79 compared to Republicans (91%, 81%, and 60% respectively).
About half of respondents said they would be concerned about coming in close contact in public with someone who is elderly (56.
5. Far fewer respondents say they would be concerned about coming in close contact with someone of Asian ancestry in public (24, although, worry increases if that person is not using protective gear (46.