Opinions on VAR efficacy in the English Premier League in 2020

At the beginning of the 2019-2020 season, the English Premier League introduced Video Assistant Referees (commonly known as VAR) to all matches. This statistic shows the results of a representative survey of the British Pubic in relation to the English Premier League, presenting the the opinions, of British adults who watch Premier League football matches very or fairly frequently, on the efficacy of VAR within Premier League football matches.
Only 27 percent of respondents indicating that they thought that VAR worked very or fairly well, whereas 34 percent of respondents thought that VAR had worked very badly in the Premier League so far.

Opinions of British adults on video assistant referee (VAR) efficacy in English Premier League football matches in 2020

Percentage
Worked very well 4%
Worked fairly well 23%
Neither worked well or badly 12%
Worked fairly badly34%
Worked very badly 26%
Don't know 1%
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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

15th - 22nd January 2020

Number of respondents

1,419 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

All GB adults who watch Premier League football matches very or fairly frequently

Method of interview

Online Access Panel

Supplementary notes

Question asked: "At the beginning of the 2019-2020 season, the English Premier League introduced Video Assistant Referees (commonly known as VAR) to all matches. How well or badly would you say VAR has worked in the Premier League so far?"

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