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CNN/ORC Poll. Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2014. N=1,010 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"How likely do you think it is that a terrorist attack of some sort will occur at the Winter Olympics, which will be held in Sochi, Russia: very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely?"

 
    Very
likely
Somewhat
likely
Somewhat
unlikely
Very
unlikely
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/31 - 2/2/14

15 42 28 13 1

 

Pew Research Center. Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2014. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.6.

             

"All things considered, was the decision to hold the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia a good or bad decision?"

 
    Good
decision
Bad
decision
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

1/30 - 2/2/14

32 44 24    
             
 

If "Bad decision" (N=473, margin of error 5.3):
"Why do you think it was a bad decision to hold the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia?"
Open-ended. Multiple responses.

 
      %      
 

Terrorism concerns/Not safe

62      
 

Putin/Don't trust gov't/Corrupt

5      
 

Treatment of gays and lesbians

4      
 

Don't like Russia (general)

4      
 

Political turmoil/Instability/Unrest

3      
 

Weather

2      
 

Bad relationship with U.S.

2      
 

Games should be in U.S. 

2      
 

Cost/Economic concerns

2      
 

Other 

11      
 

Unsure/Refused 

7      
             

"How much of the Olympic Games do you plan to watch: a lot of it, some of it, very little of it, or none?"

 
    A lot Some Very little None  
    % % % %  
 

1/30 - 2/2/14

18 37 26 19  

 

CBS News Poll. Jan. 15-19, 2014. N=1,008 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you think political expression should have a role in the Olympic games because it can bring attention to important issues, or do you think political expression should not have a role in the Olympic games because the attention should be on the events and the athletes?"

 
    Should
have a role
Should not
have a role
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/15-19/14

13 82 5    

 

Quinnipiac University. Jan. 15-19, 2014. N=1,933 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.2.

             

"How likely do you think it is that a terrorist attack of some sort will occur at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next month: very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely?"

 
    Very
likely
Somewhat
likely
Somewhat
unlikely
Very
unlikely
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

1/15-19/14

12 38 26 19 5
 

1/4-7/14

15 41 25 12 6

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Aug. 7-8, 2012. N=1,010 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"How successful would you say the city of London and the government of Great Britain have been at hosting this year's Olympic Games: very successful, somewhat successful, not very successful, or not successful at all?"

 
    Very Somewhat Not very Not at all Unsure
    % % % % %
 

8/7-8/12

66 26 1 1 7
             

"How much have you enjoyed watching or following this year's Olympic Games: more than in past years, less than in past years, or about as much as in past years?"

 
    More Less About
as much
Did not
watch (vol.)
 
    % % % %  
 

8/7-8/12

24 15 54 6  

 

Gallup Poll. July 19-22, 2012. N=1,030 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"How much of the Olympics do you intend to watch: a great deal, a fair amount, not much, or none at all?"

 
    A great
deal
A fair
amount
Not much None
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

7/19-22/12

24 35 28 13 -
 

7/25-27/08

16 40 29 14 1
             

Among those who plan to watch a great deal or a fair amount (N=624, margin of error 5):
"How do you plan to watch the Olympics: only on TV, mostly on TV, equally on TV and the Internet, mostly on the Internet, or only on the Internet?"
Options rotated

 
    Only TV Mostly TV Equally TV
and Internet
Mostly
Internet
Only
Internet
    % % % % %
 

7/19-22/12

47 38 11 3 1
 

7/25-27/08

48 41 9 1 1

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. July 18-22, 2012. N=1,021 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of [see below]?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"The summer Olympic Games in London"

 

7/18-22/12

72 16 12    
             
 

"The Olympic swimming competition"

 

7/18-22/12

79 11 10    
             
 

"The Olympic horse-riding competition called dressage"

 

7/18-22/12

47 27 27    

 

Marist Poll. July 9-11, 2012. N=1,010 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"This month the 2012 summer Olympic Games open in London. Do you plan to follow the events a great deal, a good amount, a little, or not at all?"

 
    A great
deal
A good
amount
A little Not at all  
    % % % %  
 

7/9-11/12

19 23 38 20  
             

"Which is more interesting to you: having the athletes of the United States win the most medals, or having new Olympic records set regardless of the country which the athlete represents?"

 
    U.S. winning
most medals
New Olympic
records
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

7/9-11/12

50 43 7    
             

"Who do you think will be America's strongest competitor for the 2012 Olympics . . . ?"

 
    %        
 

China

41        
 

Russia

15        
 

Canada

8        
 

Australia

7        
 

Great Britain

7        
 

Unsure

21        
             

Among those who plan to watch at least a little (N=798, margin of error 3.5):
"Which event are you most looking forward to watching in the summer games . . . ?"

 
    %        
 

Gymnastics

30        
 

Swimming

23        
 

Track & field

18        
 

Basketball

11        
 

Soccer

10        
 

Diving

4        
 

Unsure

4        
             

Among those who plan to watch at least a little (N=798, margin of error 3.5):
"Who will be the biggest male star of the 2012 Olympic Games . . . ?"

 
    %        
 

Michael Phelps

50        
 

LeBron James

17        
 

Usain Bolt

8        
 

Ryan Lochte

5        
 

Oscar Pistorius

1        
 

Unsure

19        
             

Among those who plan to watch at least a little (N=798, margin of error 3.5):
"Who will be the biggest female star of the 2012 Olympic Games . . . ?"

 
    %        
 

Serena Williams

43        
 

Hope Solo

11        
 

Lolo Jones

9        
 

Jordyn Wieber

7        
 

Allyson Felix

5        
 

Unsure

26        
             

Among those who plan to watch at least a little (N=798, margin of error 3.5):
"Do you plan to watch the Olympics only on TV, mostly on TV and some online, mostly online and some on TV, or only online?"

 
    Only TV Mostly TV,
some online
Mostly online,
some TV
Only
online
 
    % % % %  
 

7/9-11/12

61 31 5 3  

Olympics continued


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