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Poll: Germans overwhelmingly want closer ties to Russia and China

Putin and Merkel in Germany. Photo: Steffen Kugler/Bundesregierung via Getty Images

Seven-in-ten Americans say the U.S.-German relationship is "good," according to a new Pew poll. Just 24% of Germans agree, and 72% say they want more independence from the U.S. when it comes to foreign policy.

By the numbers: Similarly, while 70% of Americans say the U.S. should cooperate more with Germany, just 41% of Germans would like to see more cooperation with the U.S. Meanwhile, a whopping 69% would like to see Germany cooperate more with Russia, and 67% with China.

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