lørdag 2. april 2022

China's Russia Lean Leaves U.S. Trust in Xi Jinping at Historic Low: Poll

China's doubling down on its strategically important "no limits" friendship with Russia has left the West—and Americans in particular—with little confidence that Chinese President Xi Jinping will act responsibly on global affairs. According to new polling data by the Pew Research Center, the American public's trust in China's leader remains at a historic low. No more than 15 percent of U.S. adults said they had confidence in Xi "to do the right thing regarding world affairs," the think tank reported on Wednesday, only marginally better than Russian President Vladimir Putin's 6 percent.

Among Americans who retained trust in Xi, 2 percent said they had a lot of confidence in his decision-making and 83 percent expressed little or no confidence in the Chinese president, including 41 percent who chose "none at all." The survey of 3,581 U.S. adults was conducted between March 21 and 27, roughly a month into Russia's war against Ukraine.