A poll conducted by a major Japanese newspaper shows that 43% of respondents were in favor of canceling the Olympics and Paralympics this summer, while 40% of respondents believed that the games should be postponed again.
On Monday, a poll published in Asahi Shimbun newspaper showed only 14% of respondents believe Tokyo 2020 should be held this summer as currently planned.
The survey randomly reached out to 1,527 adults with the right to vote in Japan over the weekend.
World Athletics president Seb Coe told CNN on Monday he was confident the Games could go ahead in a safe way, despite the growing calls for them to be canceled.
"Should we have the Games? Yes, we should. Can we have them safely and secure? I believe we can," he said.
Japan has been experiencing a new wave of Covid-19 infections and Tokyo is currently under a state of emergency.