Poll: Americans split on whether U.S. should boycott China's Olympics

About half of respondents in the poll say they had heard at least “a little” about Peng Shuai, and just 14% said they heard a lot. People who say they had heard a lot are in favor of boycotting the upcoming Games by a margin of two to one, but Americans overall are conflicted: about the same percentage would not participate in the Beijing Olympics as would participate. Republicans are more likely to support a boycott than other Americans.

There is more support for U.S. elected officials not attending the Beijing Olympics. Just 26% think U.S. elected officials should participate; 37% say they should not.