A sizable number of Americans think China needs to pay up for some of the losses the CCP virus (Chinese Communist Party) has caused the world due to its silence about the outbreak of the deadly virus, a new survey by Rasmussen Reports showed.
The survey found that 42% of “likely U.S. voters” said China should help pay at least some of the financial costs that have resulted from the global transmission of the CCP Virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Thirty-six percent disagree, but another 22% are undecided.
Fifty-four percent of Republican voters think that China should pay at least some of the world’s CCP Virus bills, a view shared by 37% of both Democrats and voters not affiliated with either major political party.
Men and those under 40 feel more strongly than women and older voters that China should pay at least some of the virus’s global costs. Entrepreneurs share that belief more than government workers and those employed in the private sector.
The CCP Virus outbreak, that began in China about three months ago, has now infected more than 6,500 people across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, and killed at least 113 people in the country as of Wednesday, according to ABC News.
President Donald Trump has labeled the pathogen as “Chinese Virus” though China’s officials have accused the U.S. military of bringing the virus to Wuhan.
The Rasmussen survey showed that 21% of U.S. voters view China as an enemy of the United States, only 10% consider Beijing an ally, while 61% rate it somewhere in between.
Voters who think China should pay are more likely to consider China an enemy than other voters.
Among voters who Strongly Approve of the job President Trump is doing, 57% said China should help pay at least some of the world’s CCP Virus costs.
The survey, conducted from March 15 to 16, also found that Americans are only slightly more concerned about their personal safety as the CCP Virus pandemic grows, but they’re noticeably less confident that the United States health care system can deal with the problem.