COVID-19: public support for canceling March Madness as of March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic that spread across the world at the beginning of 2020 was not only a big threat to public health, but also to the entire sports industry. Several professional sports leagues, including the NBA and NHL, as well as most professional soccer leagues in Europe, took the decision to postpone or suspend their seasons in order to mitigate the spread of the disease. The NCAA, the organization in charge of college sports, also canceled its remaining spring and winter championships, including the March Madness basketball tournament. In a March 2020 survey, 40 percent of respondents strongly agreed with the sentiment that the NCAA was doing the right thing by suspending its championships due to the pandemic.

Do you agree or disagree that the NCAA did the right thing by canceling its remaining championships and March Madness due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

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Release date

March 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 12-13, 2020

Number of respondents

2,201 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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