Majority of Americans Support Taking Stand Against Beijing Olympics

Republicans were more likely than Democrats, independents to support barring U.S. athletes from participating in Beijing Games.

Americans largely agree that the United States should not fully participate in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in light of ongoing human rights violations by the Chinese government and the recent disappearance of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai from public life, according to new Morning Consult research. About a quarter of U.S. adults and a third of Republicans, however, don’t believe that the diplomatic boycott of the games, announced Monday by the Biden administration, goes far enough.