Phoenix Strategic Perspectives Inc.

Phoenix Strategic Perspectives Inc.

April 16, 2008 12:03 ET

Phoenix SPI: Canadians Want to Keep Politics Out of the Olympic Games

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - A new survey by Phoenix SPI finds that most Canadians would like to keep politics out of the Olympic Games, and do not want Canada to boycott the Beijing Olympics. Opinion is divided, however, over whether Tibet should be considered a part of China or an independent country.

- 59% agree that politics should not be linked to the Olympic Games, no matter what the issue might be.

- 57% do not think that Canada should boycott the Games to protest China's human rights record and the situation in Tibet.

- Almost half (49%) disagree that Tibet is a part of China, and think it should be considered an independent country; most of the rest are uncertain.

Methodology: telephone survey of 1039 adult Canadians, conducted April 8-12, 2008. Margin of error is more or less 3.0%, 19 times out of 20.

Established in 2003, Phoenix SPI is one of the top suppliers of public opinion research to the Government of Canada.

Full press release: http://phoenixspi.ca/olympics-poll.pdf

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