Sixty-nine percent (69%) of voters believe the Chinese government made the global pandemic worse by withholding important research and releasing false information. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that just 8% disagree with that assessment while 23% are not sure.
The belief that China’s untruthfulness made things worse is shared by 83% of Republicans, 65% of Independents, and 60% of Democrats.
The survey also found that just 10% consider information the Chinese government is now releasing to be truthful and reliable. Thirty-nine percent (39%) believe it is not while 50% are not sure.
Most Republicans (57%) say information coming from China today is not truthful and reliable. Most Democrats (62%) and Independents (51%) are not sure.
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The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from April 16-18, 2020. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online while 167 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Certain quotas were applied to the overall sample and lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, 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.