Essential Report

Views towards Tokyo Olympics

Aug 3, 2021

Q. The Tokyo Olympic Games were originally scheduled to be held in 2020, but were postponed by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While the Games have started, Covid-19 cases in Japan continue to increase.

Which of the following is closer to your view?

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
It’s fine that the Tokyo Olympics went ahead as planned this year 28% 33% 23% 27% 26% 29% 26% 32% 26% 29%
The Tokyo Olympics should have been further postponed until the Covid-19 outbreak in Japan is under control 33% 32% 33% 40% 34% 25% 37% 32% 37% 25%
The Tokyo Olympics should have been cancelled altogether 28% 26% 30% 19% 30% 35% 27% 26% 26% 33%
Unsure 11% 9% 14% 14% 10% 11% 10% 10% 11% 12%
Base (n) 1,098 537 561 341 372 385 371 402 90 128

 

 

  • While 28% of people are in favour of the games going ahead as planned, a third (33%) think there should have been a further postponement and 28% think the Tokyo Olympics should have been cancelled altogether.

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