TOKYO (JAPAN) – According to a recent opinion poll, majority of Japanese continue to oppose holding the Olympics this summer.
The poll which was conducted by a local news paper showed some 28% of respondents did not want the Olympics to be cancelled and the same ratio of people think they should be held without spectators, the poll showed. Just 36% of the public are in favour of holding the Tokyo Olympics this summer, of which 28% are calling for no spectators while the remaining 8% back allowing spectators.
A total of 61% wanted the Games to be postponed or cancelled altogether, around 20% points lower than recent opinion polls. Around 56% expected the pandemic to continue through out the summer, while 37% anticipated improvement and 3% saw it getting worse. Some 70% believed the vaccination would help resolve the situation.
The Tokyo Olympic Games were postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rescheduled to take place this year starting on July 23.