Why Americans are turned off by the Olympics

Posted on AllSides February 9th, 2022
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Data: Axios/Momentive Poll; Chart: Jared Whalen/Axios
ANALYSIS

Americans' concerns about the Chinese government's human rights abuses, surveillance and international competitiveness — and fears of another COVID-19 outbreak — are driving down enthusiasm about this year's Winter Olympics, according to a new Axios-Momentive poll.

The big picture: Seven in 10 survey respondents disapprove of allowing China to host these Olympics — but half plan to tune in anyhow.

Just 7% say they're more enthusiastic about this year's games than the 2018 games in South Korea, while 47% say they're less enthusiastic.

Fewer than half of Americans say the Olympics should go...

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