Fifty-eight percent of U.S. adults believe it is “definitely or probably true” the coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab.
The Economist/YouGov poll asked respondents, “Regardless of whether or not it was created or naturally mutated, do you believe it is true or false that a laboratory in China was the origin of the virus responsible for COVID-19?”
Nine percent more answered in the affirmative in 2021 than in 2020, 58 percent to 49 percent, respectively:
Not long ago expressing those thoughts got people banned from social media. pic.twitter.com/4aM17Fsx6t
— Max Abrahms (@MaxAbrahms) June 2, 2021
The poll also revealed that 77 percent of Republicans, 65 percent of independents, and 43 percent of Democrats believe the coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab.
These findings came as emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci show he scrambled February 1, 2020, to determine if the United States had any role in funding