May 21, 2020 - World

Americans divided over how U.S. COVID-19 response stacks up

Dave Lawler, author of World
Reproduced from Pew Research Center; Chart: Axios Visuals

Americans tend to think South Korea and Germany responded effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic, while China and Italy failed to do so, according to new polling from Pew Research.

Breaking it down: The responses are sharply partisan.

  • Republicans give the U.S. top marks of the six countries, with 71% thinking the U.S. did a "good" or "excellent" job.
  • Democrats rank the U.S. last of the six, at 27%. Democrats were also twice as likely to think the U.S. could learn "a great deal" from the ways other countries responded.

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