The majority of Everton fans would like to see the 2019/20 season curtailed, according to the results of the Great Football Lockdown Survey.
Reach PLC asked football fans across England and Wales for their thoughts on the 2019/20 campaign, with more than 14,000 people responding.
Across the board, 48% of fans believed that the season should resume, while 47.7% said it should not, but for Everton fans, 76% were against the season continuing.
Blues fans were aligned in their thinking with Manchester City fans, 80% of whom voted for the season to be cut short and no more matches to be played. In contrast, 90% of Liverpool fans would like the season to continue.
Last week, the Premier League decided June 17 would see the games resume, with the Merseyside derby to take place on the weekend of June 20 and 21.
However, if curtailment of the season was required at some point down the line, the most popular option for doing so was to declare the campaign null and void. 38% of supporters across the board voted for that, while the figure for Everton fans was 66%.
64% of Manchester City fans and 62% of Manchester United fans said that null and void should be the method of concluding the season, showing their supporters to be thinking along the same lines as the Blues.
The Premier League have already confirmed that 'null and void' is off the table, with other options prefered.
Those include a points-per-game system, which was favoured by 36% of people in the survey as a whole, and taking the standings as they currently are, which had 26% of the vote.
In terms of a timescale for football coming back, 27% of fans believed June was the correct time to resume, although only 10% of Everton supporters agreed with that.
Fans generally were very much in favour of keeping relegation - 74% for, compared to 26% against. That is on the agenda for the next Premier League meeting, but it is highly unlikely that relegation will be taken away.
Fans overwhelmingly said they would support a player who wouldn’t play out of safety concerns. 87% said they’d support the player as opposed to just 8% who said they wouldn’t.
For Everton, 94% of Everton fans said that they would support a player who wouldn’t play out of safety concerns, compared to only 81% of Liverpool fans.
Looking ahead to the future, the majority of Everton fans (59%) said that they would feel safe attending live football when spectators are allowed back into stadiums, compared to 78% of Liverpool fans.
When asked if they would pay extra to watch live coverage of games played behind closed doors, 71% of Everton fans said no.
That is a similar figure to Manchester City fans (77%) who said they would not pay extra to watch coverage of matches behind closed doors, with only 42% Liverpool fans agreeing with the two clubs in that regard.