As the 100 day countdown to the Tokyo Olympic Games comes, Kyodo News Agency has conducted a new public opinion survey. The results show that there is no sign of a rebound in the support rate of the Olympic Games. More than 70% of the respondents believe that the Tokyo Olympic Games should be canceled or postponed again.
According to the survey results, 39.2% of the respondents hope that the Tokyo Olympic Games will be canceled, 32.8% hope that the Olympic Games will be postponed again, and only 24.5% of the respondents hope that the Olympic Games will open on July 23 as scheduled.
A month ago, Kyodo News Agency conducted a similar survey. The results showed that 39.8% of the respondents thought that the Olympic Games should be canceled, and 23.2% thought that the Olympic Games should be held as scheduled. In March, Asahi Shimbun also conducted the same public opinion survey. The results showed that only 27% of the respondents thought that the Olympic Games should be held as scheduled, 36% thought that it needed to be postponed again, and 33% thought that it should be canceled.
The main reason for the negative attitude of the Japanese people towards the Olympic Games is the Japanese government’s poor epidemic prevention and the continuous rebound of the epidemic situation. Kyodo’s survey also showed that 92.6% of the respondents were worried about the rebound of the epidemic.
The results also showed that only 13.2% of the respondents thought that the Olympic torch relay should be held completely, 49.3% thought that the torch relay should not be held in areas with serious epidemic situation, and 35.9% thought that the torch relay should be canceled.
Kyodo’s survey was conducted on April 10 and 11. The survey was conducted in two ways. The first way was to randomly select 656 eligible families, and the second way was to randomly dial 1185 mobile phone numbers and get 508 and 507 answers respectively.