The Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics – May 15, 2021

This survey explores Canadians’ and Americans’ perspectives on the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics.

The Tokyo Olympic Games are approaching, and many are wondering about whether it will be safe to hold the games, given the worsening pandemic in Japan.

This survey is conducted in collaboration with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) and published in the Canadian Press. This series of surveys is available on Leger’s website.

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The Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics

  • 46% of Canadians and 22% of Americans think it is not safe for athletes from their country to compete in the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics. 
  • 61% of Canadians and 58% of Americans think all the athletes and teams taking part in the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics should receive priority for a COVID-19 vaccine

61% of Canadians and 58% of Americans think all the athletes and teams taking part in the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics should receive priority for a COVID-19 vaccine.


METHODOLOGY

This web survey was conducted from May 7, 2021 to May 9, 2021 with 1,529 Canadians and 1,003 Americans, 18 years of age or older, randomly recruited from LEO’s online panel.

For comparison, a probability sample of 1,529 respondents would have a margin of error of ±2.51%, 19 times out of 20, while a probability sample of 1,003 would have a margin of error of ±3.09%, 19 times out of 20. 

THIS REPORT CONTAINS THE RESULTS FOR THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND MORE!

  • The delayed 2020 Olympics are due to take place in Tokyo, Japan, starting Friday, July 23rd. Do you think Canadian/American athletes should compete?
  • Do you think it is safe for Canadian/American athletes to compete at the 2021 Olympics?
  • Do you think that all the athletes and teams taking part in the 2021 Olympics should receive priority for COVID-19 vaccination in Canada/the United States?
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