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Trade war

Fewer Americans see China favorably as trade tensions rise

Concern toward debt and cyberattacks outweigh military fears in Pew poll

A man stands between U.S. and Chinese flags at a Lunar New Year Parade in New York City.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- American attitudes toward China have become less positive over the past year, as trade tensions intensify under U.S. President Donald Trump, a Pew Research Center study released on Tuesday shows. 

The proportion of Americans holding favorable views of China dipped to 38% this year, down 6 percentage points from a six-year high of 44% in 2017, Pew said. This favorability rating has fluctuated over the past 12 years, from a high of 52% in 2006 to a low of 35% in 2014.

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