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32% want to buy Olympic ticket and see event live, Yomiuri poll

  • May 20, 2019
  • , Yomiuri , p. 2
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Applications for the ticket lottery for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have started to be accepted from those living in Japan. In the Yomiuri Shimbun poll [conducted on May 17–19], some 32% of pollees said that they “want to buy a ticket and watch the action live.”


By age group, the highest percentage of those who wanted a ticket to an Olympic event was found among the young generation; about 50% of those between ages 18 and 29 said they would like to buy a ticket and watch in person. The percentage of their 50s wanting to buy an Olympic ticket was in the 40% level, while the percentages for those in their 30s or 40s were in the 30% level. The percentage dropped among those in the older age groups, with about 20% of those in their 60s and slightly over 10% of those age 70 or over saying they want to get a ticket.


By region, 37% of pollees in Kanto, 36% of those in Hokkaido and Tohoku, and 32% of those in Chubu said they are looking to buy a ticket and watch the action live. The percentage among those in the Kinki district and districts west of there were in the 20% level. Almost half (46%) of respondents in Tokyo said they want to buy a ticket and watch an event live.


[Polling methodology: The nationwide survey was conducted on May 17–19 on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis and targeted voters aged 18 or over with calls placed to landline and mobile phone numbers. Valid responses were received from a total of 1,063 persons, including 534 persons (out of the 934 households with one or more eligible voters) for landline numbers and 529 persons (out of the 1,195 persons who answered) for mobile numbers. The valid response rates were 57% for landline numbers and 44% for mobile numbers.]


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