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Feb 8, 2018

Fewer Americans Plan to Watch Olympics Than in Past

Four in 10 Americans intend to watch at least a fair amount of the Winter Olympics, a lower percentage than for past Winter Games.
Feb 9, 2018

Gallup Vault: South Koreans Ebullient Olympic Hosts in 1988

In 1988, 82% of South Koreans, more than residents of eight other nations, thought the Olympics promote good relations between participant countries.
Aug 2, 2016

Americans' Interest in Watching Olympics Tumbles to New Low

Americans are less likely to watch the 2016 Summer Olympics than prior Summer Games dating back to 2000. Women's interest in the Olympics has dropped, and fewer people can name where the games will take place.
Feb 20, 2018

South Korea's Image at New High in U.S.

In the U.S., 77% have a favorable view of South Korea, up 13 points since 2014. Meanwhile, favorable ratings of North Korea have fallen to a new low of 6%.
Aug 4, 2016

Gallup Vault: Seeing Past Olympic Boycotts and Commercialism

Despite Cold War-era boycotts of the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games, more Americans in 1984 believed the Olympics lessened rather than increased global tension. They also supported a new reliance on corporate sponsorship to pay the bill.
Jan 31, 2014

Russians See Gold in Sochi Olympic Games

Most Russians are looking forward to the Olympics that start next week in Sochi. However, the majority, particularly residents of the South region, anticipate the games will increase corruption.
Feb 12, 2014

In Midst of Winter Olympics, Views of Putin in Russia and the U.S.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been an important figure on the world stage for nearly 15 years. During that time, both Americans and Russians have had a complex relationship with the one-time KGB operative.
Jul 27, 2012

Most Americans Plan to Watch the Olympics, but Not Online

Fifty-nine percent in the U.S. plan to watch a "great deal" or "fair amount" of the 2012 Olympics, similar to the past. Most plan to watch on TV, not via the Internet, even with the unprecedented live streaming of all events online.
Feb 13, 2014

Putin's Popularity Waned at Home Before Olympics

A majority of Russians (54%) in 2013 approved of the way Vladimir Putin was handling his job as president, but this rating is 29 percentage points lower than the 83% approval he received at the end of his previous presidency in 2008.
Aug 9, 2012

Americans, Viewers Want Top Olympics Events Televised Live

Seven in 10 Americans who are watching a lot of the Olympics want the most popular events televised both live and on tape delay. More-educated and higher-income Americans are the most likely to want this and are the most tuned in.
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