As a quick follow-up to Henry’s post, here is some polling data on whether various nations should boycott the Beijing Olympics.
Denmark: 50% favor the boycott, 39% oppose it, 11% don’t know
France: 41% favor; 55% oppose; 4% don’t know. (53% would favor a Sarkozy boycott of the opening ceremony.)
Canada: 37% favor; 56% oppose; 7% don’t know.
United States: 31% favor a boycott; 48% favor a boycott of the opening ceremonies by elected officials. [NB: Zogby on-line poll]