Dianne Feinstein hardest hit? It likely comes as no surprise that Americans overwhelmingly blame China for the COVID-19 pandemic, for two reasons. For one thing, it literally came from China, and China repeatedly lied about it, which allowed it to break out into the pandemic the world sees today.
And for another, hardly anyone puts the blame elsewhere. This is as close to consensus as we’ll ever see, and that consensus carries significant political consequences — for China, and for politicians and corporations here in the US:
More than three-quarters of Americans — 78 percent — place a “great deal or fair amount of the blame” on China for the virus’ spread around the world, according to the study published Thursday by the Pew Research Center.
Another 73 percent of respondents said they had “unfavorable” views of the country — a figure that rose 26 percentage points since 2018, the surveyors found.