July 16, 2008

Americans Not Fans of the Olympics in China

43%

A plurality of Americans think it was a bad decision to hold the Olympics in Beijing.

Despite growing anti-Chinese sentiment around the world, international opinion largely approves of holding the upcoming 2008 Summer Olympics in China; however, a plurality of Americans (43%) disapproves of the decision to allow China to host the Games, along with dissenters in Japan (55%), France (55%) and Germany (47%). In 14 of 23 countries, a Pew survey finds, clear majorities favor having the games in Beijing. Outside of Japan, neighboring Asian nations India, Indonesia, Pakistan and South Korea are among the biggest supporters of having the Games in Beijing. Read More