COVID-19: public opinion in the U.S. on starting the NFL season 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. As yet, no decision has been made about the fate of the new NFL season which is due to start in September 2020. During an April 2020 survey in the United States, some 70 percent of respondents stated that the NFL should not restart to ensure players' safety if some form on social distancing is still in place.

Public opinion on whether the new NFL season should start during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States as of April 2020

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Source

Release date

April 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 6-8, 2020

Number of respondents

762 respondents

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "If some form of social distancing is continuing in the fall do you think the NFL should..."

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