Premier League amid COVID-19 What do British fans think?
of fans support Premier League’s decision to not suspend the season amid outbreaks
of football fans think there should at least be a ‘circuit-breaker’ pause in the schedule
of football fans think it is fair to stop players from celebrating on field amid safety rules
Top-flight football in the UK has been allowed to continue despite rising COVID-19 cases and a national lockdown. This report delves into the thoughts and opinions of sports enthusiasts as they increasingly look to sports for a break from the everyday fears and concerns.
The Premier League kicked off the new year with a record number of positive COVID-19 cases among players and club staff despite strict protocols. League officials, however, have continued to insist that fixtures will be played as scheduled, a decision that has the government’s backing as well. Amid mounting infections, increasing match postponements, and even calls for a ‘circuit-breaker’ pause, how keen are football enthusiasts to experience the thrill and see the season conclude on time? Piplsay polled 6,000 British fans nationwide to get some insights. Here is a summary of what we found:
- 60% of female fans think the season should be suspended as compared to 40% of male fans
- 70% of Gen Zers and 67% of Gen Xers are following premier league matches very keenly
- 55% of Gen Zers think there should be a ‘circuit-breaker’ pause in the schedule as compared to 45% of Millennials
Survey Methodology: This Piplsay survey (powered by Market Cube) was conducted nationwide in the UK from January 17-20, 2021. We received 6,000 online responses from individuals aged 18 years and older.
Piplsay research reports reflect independent opinions of respondents and are not sponsored by any organization or individual. The survey questionnaires are based on key consumer trends.