With Japan about to kick-off their World Cup tournament playing Cote D’Ivoire in just over seven hours time, I just have time to squeeze in this survey from @nifty looking at people’s expectations for the World Cup.
Between the 30th of May and the 5th of June 2014 4,694 members of the @nifty service completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were provided.
I’m probably going to watch the match tomorrow morning, although I might just have to listen in on audio as Sunday morning is my vacuuming time. For the final match against Greece, the office is have a group viewing on the hundred-and-whatever-inch television we have. The match is due to finish at 8:45 am local time, but as work officially starts at 8:30 the management has generously offered to, err, switch the telly off at 8:25 so we can all get ready for the start of work. I predict there will be more people taking holidays or finding an excuse to come in to work slightly later than actually watching in the office; I might even make up some excuse myself and attend a public viewing.
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Q1: Are you excited about the upcoming World Cup? (Sample size=4,694)
|Not excited, but not disinterested||19%|
|Not really interested||15%|
|Not interested at all||12%|
The older people were, the more likely they were to be excited about the upcoming World Cup.
Q2: What are you excited about? (Sample size=4,694, multiple answer, top 10)
|Japan’s squad playing well, winning||61%|
|Japan’s individual players playing well||42%|
|Watching the world’s best players||33%|
|Watching games with family, friends||7%|
|Talking about the World Cup with people||7%|
|Having the economy improve||7%|
|Watching a player I support from another country||3%|
|Watching another country I support||2%|
|Predicting the starting members, formation||2%|
Q3: Do you think Japan will progress past the league stage? (Sample size=4,694)
|Hope so, but it’s difficult||57%|
|Think it’s impossible||7%|
|Haven’t a clue||13%|
Q4: How many matches do you think Japan will win in the league stage? (Sample size=4,694)
|Haven’t a clue||18%||34%|
Q5: Who do you think will win the World Cup? (Sample size=4,694, top 5 answers)
Q6: Which Japanese players will you have your eye on at the World Cup? (Sample size=4,694, multiple answer)