A new Nanos Poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Canadians embrace the idea that all countries participating in the Olympics should declare peace for the duration of the Games. Every age group and region shows strong support for this idea; support for peace was highest in Quebec.
From Nik on the Numbers:
Support for Olympic Peace Question:
As you may know, the Winter Olympics will be starting in February 2010. Do you support, somewhat support, somewhat oppose or oppose all participating countries declaring peace, that is stopping hostilities around the world, during the Olympic Games?
Somewhat support 7.6%
Somewhat oppose 1.9%
This reminds me of the lunacy of the Christmas ceasefire.
Start with an Olympic peace. Then extend the idea. Peace.