(CNSNews.com) -- A new Gallup survey shows that 62% of Americans believe China’s trade policy towards the United States is unfair. Only 30% of Americans said that China’s trade policy towards the United States is fair.
In the survey, Gallup asked, “For the following countries, please tell me if you believe each has a fair trade policy or an unfair trade policy with the United States.”
For the 1,505 adults surveyed June 18-24, 62% of Americans said China’s trade policy towards America is unfair; 30% of Americans said that China’s trade policy towards the United States is fair.
On July 6, the Trump administration imposed 25% tariffs on Chinese goods worth $34 billion, reported CNN. In addition, Trump reportedly is preparing to impose more tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion.
“As the Trump administration's tariffs on Chinese goods have gone into effect, a majority of Americans -- 62% -- believe China's trade policies with the U.S. are unfair, suggesting the public supports the concept of attempting to change China's policies,” reported Gallup.
The survey also showed on the political side that 71% of Republicans believe China’s trade policy toward the United States is unfair, as do 57% of Democrats. Additionally, the survey showed that 59% of Independents said China’s trade policy towards America is unfair.
“Over the past five years, Americans have been significantly more likely to view foreign trade as a plus for the U.S. economy and jobs, rather than as a negative,” said Gallup. “Americans do tend to agree with Trump's position that China's trade policies toward the U.S. are unfair.”
Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted June 18-24, 2018, with a random sample of 1,505 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.