[Global Times reporter Aoki] Germany’s Focus reported on the 29th that the latest poll found that Biden’s election changed the German view of the United States and showed a tendency of “pro-American alienation”.
The survey also found that Germans are pessimistic about the further deterioration of Sino-US relations, and 40% of the respondents believe that the Sino-US confrontation may turn into a cold war. Asked “If a new Cold War breaks out between China and the United States, which side should Germany take?” 82% of the respondents believe that Germany is best to remain neutral.
Focus Weekly said that the latest poll did not reproduce the phenomenon of “pro-China and alienation of the United States” that appeared in the April survey.
At that time, respondents responded to the question “Should Germany maintain a closer relationship with the United States or China” and chose the United States at 37%, which was almost the same as the proportion (36%) who chose China.
In the latest survey, 27% think that close cooperation with China is more important than the United States, and 56% think that the United States is more important.
The survey also found that the Germans’ views on the United States are very contradictory, and hope is mixed with mistrust. Seventy-eight percent of the respondents believe that after Biden takes office, German-US relations should gradually return to normal.
On the other hand, 53% of the respondents said that their trust in American democracy was weakened; half of the Germans also believed that Germany and Europe as a whole should reduce their dependence on the United States.
According to Deutsche Welle, the latest issue of the Kolber Foundation’s publication Berlin Pulse examines the possibility of a “new cold war” between China and the United States.
According to the survey, 40% of German respondents believe that the Sino-US confrontation may turn into a cold war; the answer is unlikely to 42%.
In the 2019 survey, 35% of respondents thought that there might be a “new cold war” between China and the United States, and 48% thought it was impossible.
In addition, influenced by Western media propaganda, 46% of German respondents are neutral about “China’s growing influence”, 43% are negative, and 10% think it is a good thing.