Monday, 12 August 2013 - 05:01
Dutch In General Against Boycott
A majority of the Dutch thinks that the Dutch Olympians shouldn’t boycott next year's Winter Games in Sochi. This reveals an investigation of Peil.nl, the investigation bureau of Maurice de Hond, which was commissioned by NU.nl. 58 Percent of respondents believe that the Dutch athletes should just go to the 2014 Winter Games in the Russian city of Sochi. For voters of VVD and CDA this percentage is the highest at 70 and 67 percent respectively. 34 percent of respondents believe that the Dutch athletes have to boycott the Winter Games. This percentage is the highest among 50Plus voters with 47 percent, followed by Labour (PvdA) voters with 44 percent. A majority of 53 percent of respondents believe that if the Dutch athletes go to Sochi, they have to make a statement against the recently adopted Anti-Gay Law. This percentage is highest for 50Plus-voters (75 percent) followed by D66 voters (71 percent). Around 81 percent of the voters thinks it is bad that the Russian Anti-Gay Law was adopted.