Datafolha: Most are against off-season Carnival in RJ and SP

Party was postponed to April 20-23; support is higher among the richest in Rio and lower among evangelicals in both cities

Postponed to April due to the Covid pandemic, the party considered the most popular in Brazil faces a moment of low popularity. According to a Datafolha survey, only 17% of those interviewed in the state of São Paulo support the holding of Carnival between the 20th and 23rd, and only 6% say they intend to participate in street carnival groups if they are allowed. There is no significant difference between the rates registered in the capital and the interior of São Paulo.

In Rio de Janeiro, 26% support Carnival from the 20th to the 23rd, and 10% say they intend to attend the street carnival groups. When considering only the capital of Rio de Janeiro, the rate of those who support the late revelry is considerably higher —33% endorse it, against 20% of the population in the interior.

The Datafolha survey in São Paulo was conducted on April 5 and 6 with 1,806 interviews with people aged 16 and over in 62 municipalities. The margin of error is two percentage points. In Rio de Janeiro, Datafolha conducted 1,218 interviews with people aged 16 and over in 30 towns from April 5th to 7th. The margin of error is three percentage points.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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