63% See Chinese Government and Chinese Communist Party As Serious Threat to US

Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters believe the Chinese Government and Chinese Communist Party are a serious threat to the United States. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that just 17% disagree and 20% are not sure.

Sixty-seven percent (67%) of White voters consider the Chinese Government and Chinese Communist Party to be a serious threat. So do 59% of Hispanic voters and 41% of Black voters.

Data released earlier showed that 73% consider it likely that the Chinese government actively covered up its role in the release of the coronavirus. There is less certainty about the U.S. role. Thirty-nine percent (39%) believe that the United States government provided funding to support dangerous research at the laboratory in Wuhan, China. Only 19% believe that’s not true. Forty-two percent (42%) are not sure.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from August 5-7, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 236 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Online respondents were selected from a list of Registered Voters and through a process of Random Digital Engagement. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

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