According to Datafolha, 50% of Brazilians are against the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which will begin within 17 days on a country hit by a severe, economic and political crisis.
In 2013, only 25% of Brazilians were against the Olympic Games. At that time, 38% of respondents thought that organizing the first Games in South America would bring more disadvantages than benefits to Brazil. That percentage has risen up to 63%.
Three years ago, 64% of respondents supported the plan of organizing the event. Nowadays, only 40% of people still believe is a good idea.
Many things have changed since 2009. Seven years later, the South American power is going through the worst economic recession in decades. In addition, the political crisis led to the suspension of president Dilma Rousseff, for allegedly cooking the books.
Furthermore, the financial problems of Rio, the zika outbreak in the country, the growing concern regarding security in the city and the uncertainty generated due to the recent terrorist attacks worldwide have just complicated Brazil’s alarming situation.