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Poll: 61% glad that Tokyo Olympics were held

  • August 9, 2021
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TBS reported at noon on the results of its opinion poll conducted over the weekend, which found that 61% of respondents said they were glad that the Tokyo Olympics were held. However, a total of 60% thought that holding the Olympics led to the further spread of the virus. In addition, 69% said the Tokyo Paralympics should be held without any spectators.


Meanwhile, public support for the Suga Cabinet fell 10.1 points from last month to a record low of 32.6%, and nonsupport rose 9.2 points to 63.5%. Concerning the government measures against COVID-19, 62% expressed disapproval, while 29% expressed support, up 9 points from last month. On the state of emergency that was expanded to include six prefectures, 49% said the measure was too lax, 41% said it was appropriate, and 6% said it was too strict. As many as 76% said the state of emergency declaration will have no or little effect. On the new government policy on the hospitalization of COVID-19 patients, 36% said it was understandable, while 59% said it was not.


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