April 2, 2020: Forty-seven percent of voters believe that China is primarily to blame for the coronavirus pandemic. A national survey conducted by Scott Rasmussen found that 34% disagree and 19% are not sure.
The survey also found that 27% of voters think it's at least somewhat likely that the Chinese government intentionally created and released the coronavirus.
As with just about everything in the news, there is a massive partisan divide. Seventy-three percent (73%) of Republicans believe that China is primarily responsible for the pandemic. That view is shared by 41% of independent voters and 30% of Democrats.
Forty-three percent (43%) of Republicans believe it's likely the virus was intentionally released by the Chinese government. Just 23% of independents and 16% of Democrats agree.
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- ScottRasmussen.com, "47% Believe China to Blame for Pandemic," March 31, 2020
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