Data: Pew Research Center; Chart: Axios Visuals

Views of China in many countries have become more negative, with unfavorable views spiking in the past year as survey respondents disapproved of China's coronavirus response, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Why it matters: Beijing's global propaganda campaign earlier this year to deflect blame for the pandemic seems to have failed.

Details: The survey assessed views in 14 developed countries, including Britain, Sweden, Germany, South Korea and Japan.

  • 78% of respondents said they had little faith in Chinese President Xi Jinping.
  • 61% of respondents said China had handled the coronavirus poorly.
  • Yes, but: Survey respondents rated the U.S. pandemic response even worse, with 84% saying the U.S. had done a bad job.

The bottom line: Developed countries seem disillusioned with both China and the U.S.

Editor's note: The chart was corrected to reflect the survey polled 14,276 adults, not 1,563 adults.

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Dion Rabouin, author of Markets
Oct 23, 2020 - Economy & Business

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Reproduced from UBS Investor Sentiment Q3 2020; Chart: Axios Visuals

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Trump and Biden during the final debate. Photo: Xinhua/Liu Jie via Getty Images

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Marc Short with Pence in March. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday and is quarantining, according to a White House statement.

Why it matters: Short is Pence's closest aide, and was one of the most powerful forces on the White House coronavirus task force. Pence and second lady Karen Pence tested negative for the virus on Sunday morning, according to the vice president's office.