Americans Say Move Brazil Olympics Because of Zika

A Majority of Americans Say Move Brazil Olympics Because of Zika

View the latest findings from the weekly Annenberg Science Knowledge (ASK) survey

As some athletes announce that they are pulling out or considering pulling out of the summer Olympic Games in Brazil because of concerns about Zika virus, most Americans favor the idea that the Games should be cancelled, postponed or moved to another country. In addition, with much of the United States experiencing mosquito season, few Americans are aware of the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on properly choosing and applying insect repellent as a way to prevent mosquito bites.

The phone survey of 1,023 U.S. adults was conducted June 2-June 6 for APPC by the research firm SSRS. It has a margin of error of +/-3.7 percentage points. It is one in a weekly series of Annenberg Science Knowledge (ASK) surveys conducted since February by APPC on public knowledge about the Zika virus, changes in public behavior because of Zika, and support for public policies on Zika.