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Americans Are Tuning in to Winter Olympics

Thursday, February 08, 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games began today in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with the official opening ceremony tomorrow night. Most Americans are planning to watch at least some of the games and feel pride when U.S. athletes take home the gold.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 72% of American Adults are at least somewhat likely to watch at least some of the Winter Olympics coverage on television, including 40% who are Very Likely to watch. This is up just slightly from the 69% who planned to watch at least some of the Winter Olympics four years ago in Sochi, Russia. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 5-6, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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