African Response says 73 percent of South Africans are confident that we will be ready to host the event.
Johannesburg and Durban saw a substantial decline in confidence, showing a drop from 87 percent to 82 percent and 83 percent to 74 percent, respectively.
Optimism in the electricity supply being able to meet the demands of the tournament dropped five percent to 52 percent.
These findings reflect the views of 1200 respondents surveyed between October and December 2007.
Given that research was conducted before the recently intensified load shedding, the next measurement is expected to reflect a pronounced decline in optimism.