Poll: America’s opinion of China continues to slide

Older Americans are especially likely to be suspicious of China: Only five percent of those age 65 and over say China is friendly or an ally, compared to 24 percent of those under 30, 23 percent of those between the ages of 30 and 44 and 16 percent of those aged 45 to 64.

As of the end of June, about one in five (21%) of Democrats, 14 percent of Republicans and 15 percent of Republicans see China as friendly or an ally, marking a notable decrease since the end of 2019.

YouGov asked Americans if they feel threatened by China as a superpower: nearly half (48%) said no, and roughly two in five (38%) said yes.