Essential Report

Interest in Tokyo Olympics

Aug 3, 2021

Q. [Aug’21] How much interest are you taking in the Olympic Games being held in Tokyo?

Q. [Aug’16] How much interest are you taking in the Olympic Games being held in Rio?

Q. [Aug’12] How much interest are you taking in the Olympic Games being held in London?

  2021 2016 2012
A lot of interest 23% 19% 22%
Some interest 30% 33% 36%
A little interest 24% 30% 27%
No interest 22% 17% 14%
Unsure 2% 1% 1%
TOTAL: A lot of interest + Some interest 53% 52% 58%
TOTAL: A little interest + No interest 46% 48% 41%
Base (n) 1,098 1,015 1,018
  • Just over half of people are taking an interest in the Olympics (53%), at the Rio games, 52% were interested.
  • 22% say they have no interest in the Games this year, more than in 2012 (14%).
  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
A lot of interest 23% 27% 19% 22% 21% 25% 20% 31% 25% 12%
Some interest 30% 30% 30% 31% 32% 28% 33% 35% 25% 19%
A little interest 24% 23% 25% 20% 22% 28% 25% 22% 26% 24%
No interest 22% 19% 25% 23% 24% 19% 20% 11% 25% 43%
Unsure 2% 2% 2% 4% 1% 0% 2% 1% 0% 2%
TOTAL: A lot of interest + Some interest 53% 57% 49% 53% 53% 53% 53% 66% 49% 31%
TOTAL: A little interest + No interest 46% 41% 49% 43% 46% 47% 45% 33% 51% 67%
Base (n) 1,098 537 561 341 372 385 371 402 90 128
  • Interest in the 2021 Tokyo Games is highest among men (57%) and Coalition voters (66%).

COVID-19 RESEARCH

Read Essential's ongoing research on the public response to Covid-19.

Sign up for updates

Receive the Essential Report in your inbox.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.