Americans split on banning Sha’Carri Richardson from Olympics for positive marijuana test

President Biden’s statement that “the rules are the rules, and everybody knows what the rules were going in”, supporting Richardson’s ban, meets with bipartisan public support. Two-thirds of both Republicans and Democrats approve of the statement. Among those who disapprove of the ban, opinion of Biden on this is as likely to be positive (46%) as negative (45%).

Americans tend to approve of the ban on athletes using recreational drugs, with 50% saying they should not be allowed compared to 30% who think they should.

When it comes to non-recreational substances that would enhance performance, there is virtually no support (6%) for the use of hormones, steroids and other such drugs. As many as 86% oppose their use.