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12% Are Less Likely to Watch Sochi Olympics Because of Terrorist Threat

Much of the media attention leading up to the Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia has focused on terrorist threats from Islamist militants. But Americans aren’t entirely convinced an attack will happen, and few have been discouraged from watching because of the threat.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 69% of American Adults say they are at least somewhat likely to watch some of the Winter Olympics coverage on television, with 39% who are Very Likely to watch. Thirty percent (30%) say they are unlikely to watch, including 12% who are Not At All Likely to tune in. (To see survey question wording, click here.)\

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on February 1-2, 2014 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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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on February 1-2, 2014 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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