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Okinawa opinion poll & results from Asahi Shimbun

  • 2015-06-18 15:00:00
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(Asahi: June 17, 2015—p. 4)

 

 Questions & answers (%)

 Figures rounded off. Bracketed figures denote proportions to all respondents, with parenthesized figures denoting the results of the previous survey conducted in Okinawa on April 18-19.

 

 Q: Do you support Gov. Takeshi Onaga?

 

Yes

64

(70)

No

18

(16)

 Q: Do you support the Abe cabinet?

 

Yes

22

(28)

No

53

(52)

 

Q: Which political party do you support now?

 

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP or Jiminto)

20

(18)

Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ or Minshuto)

7

(5)

Japan Innovation Party (JIP or Nippon Ishinnoto)

1

(2)

Komeito (K or Komeito)

3

(3)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

7

(3)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

4

(3)

Party for Future Generations (PFG or Jisedainoto)

0

(0)

People’s Life Party (PLP or Seikatsunoto)

0

(0)

Assembly to Energize Japan (AEJ or Nippon o Genkinisurukai)

0

(0)

New Renaissance Party (NRP or Shinto Kaikaku)

0

(0)

Okinawa Social Mass Party (OSMP or Okinawa Shakaitaishuto)

1

(0)

Political Group of Okinawa (PGO or Seito Souzou)

0

(0)

Other political parties

0

(1)

None of the above (NOTA)

40

(47)

No answer (N/A) + don’t know (D/K)

17

(18)

 Q: Do you approve of relocating Futenma airfield to Henoko in Nago city?

 

N

O

Yes

18

(22)

No

66

(63)

 Q: Do you think Gov. Onaga should revoke the approval of the government’s proposed landfill work in waters off Henoko, Nago city?

 

Yes

58

No

23

 Q: Gov. Onaga visited the U.S., where he opposed relocating Futenma airfield to Henoko, Nago city. Do you approve of this?

 

Yes

73

No

19

 Q: Japan has concluded a security treaty with the U.S. Do you approve of maintaining the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty?

 

Yes

57

No

20

 Q: It’s now been 43 years since Okinawa Prefecture was returned to Japan. Do you think Okinawa’s reversion to Japan was good?

 

Yes

77

No

6

 Q: There’s an opinion saying there are various disparities between Okinawa and mainland prefectures. Do you think it’s true?

 

Yes

77

No

14

 Q: (Only for those who answered “yes” to the foregoing question) What do you think is most problematical among these disparities? (One choice only)

 

Income

35[27]

Job security

7[5]

Traffic network

4[3]

Education

6[5]

Basing issues

44[34]

 Q: June 23 is Okinawa Memorial Day. Did you know that?

 

Yes

98

No

2

 Q: Do you have any experience of the Battle of Okinawa? Have you ever heard about the battle from someone who has experience of it?

 

I have my own experience of the battle

9

I have heard about it

75

Neither

15

 Q: (Only for those who answered that they have heard about it) Where did you hear about the Battle of Okinawa? (One choice only)

 

From family or relatives

63[47]

At school

21[16]

At a historical facility

12[9]

 Q: Would you like to hand down to the next generation what you’ve experienced about the Battle of Okinawa or what you’ve seen or heard about it? (One choice only)

 

Yes

46

I will, if asked

40

No

4

I don’t know about the Battle of Okinawa

8

 Q: Do you think memories of the Battle of Okinawa have been handed down to generations today or are fading?

 

Handed down

20

Fading

68

 Polling methodology: The survey was conducted [jointly with the Okinawa Times and Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting Corp.] on June 13-14 over the telephone on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis, targeting voters in Okinawa Prefecture. Households with one or more eligible voters totaled 1,795. Valid answers were obtained from 846 persons (47%).

 

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