Poll: More Americans see China as friend than foe

Americans come out a bit more negative than positive toward China when Gallup, in its annual February World Affairs poll, asks whether they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the country. That suggests Americans may not like certain things about China or its policies, causing them to view the country unfavorably, but not to the degree that they see China as hostile toward the U.S.

Younger Americans and Democrats are much more likely to see China as a friend to the U.S. than are older Americans and Republicans.