Graphic shows findings of a survey of 1,000 Germans conducted by Kantar Public.


Covid-19 turns Germans against U.S.

By Jordi Bou

May 19, 2020 - Germans view the U.S. less positively since the outbreak of the pandemic while their attitudes towards China have improved, a survey shows.

In the poll of 1,000 Germans conducted by Kantar Public for the Koerber Foundation, 73% stated their opinion about the United States had deteriorated due to the current health crisis.

This contrasted with 36% of respondents who said their views about China, where the new coronavirus was discovered late last year, had become more negative due to the pandemic.

The shift in attitudes means that only 37% of Germans still want closer ties with the United States, sharply down from 50% in the last survey conducted in September 2019.

PUBLISHED: 19/05/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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