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Opinion poll & results from Kyodo News

  • 2015-06-22 15:00:00
  • , Tokyo Shimbun
  • Translation

(Tokyo Shimbun: June 22, 2015—p. 2)

 

 Questions & answers (%)

 (Figures in parentheses are the results of the last survey conducted May 30-31.)

 

 Q: Do you support the Abe cabinet?

 

Yes

47.4

(49.9)

No

43.0

(38.0)

Don’t know (D/K) + no answer (N/A)

9.6

(12.1)

 

Q: (Only for those who answered “yes” to the previous question) What’s the primary reason for your approval of the Abe cabinet? Pick only one from among the reasons listed below.

 

The prime minister is trustworthy

12.7

(11.5)

Because it’s a coalition cabinet of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan and Komeito

14.7

(14.9)

The prime minister has leadership ability

14.1

(14.4)

Something can be expected of its economic policies

16.3

(21.6)

Something can be expected of its foreign policy

5.7

(7.0)

Something can be expected of its political reforms

2.8

(3.1)

Something can be expected of its tax reforms

0.7

(0.5)

Something can be expected of its administrative reforms

1.1

(0.3)

There’s no other appropriate person [for prime minister]

30.3

(25.3)

Other answers (O/A)

0.5

(1.1)

D/K+N/A

1.1

(0.3)

 

Q: (Only for those who answered “no” to the first question) What’s the primary reason for your disapproval of the Abe cabinet? Pick only one from among the reasons listed below.

 

The prime minister is untrustworthy

20.3

(21.8)

Because it’s a coalition cabinet of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan and Komeito

10.6

(9.9)

The prime minister lacks leadership ability

1.6

(4.5)

Nothing can be expected of its economic policies

17.7

(14.0)

Nothing can be expected of its foreign policy

7.0

(10.2)

Nothing can be expected of its political reforms

11.4

(10.4)

Nothing can be expected of its tax reforms

6.6

(7.9)

Nothing can be expected of its administrative reforms

4.9

(3.9)

Don’t like the prime minister’s personal character

10.5

(10.2)

O/A

8.1

(5.7)

D/K+N/A

1.3

(1.5)

 Q: Which political party do you support?

 

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP or Jiminto)

37.0

(38.4)

Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ or Minshuto)

10.1

(9.1)

Japan Innovation Party (JIP or Ishinnoto)

5.3

(5.4)

Komeito (K or Komeito)

3.6

(3.9)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

4.8

(4.7)

Party for Future Generations (PFG or Jisedainoto)

0.6

(0.0)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

0.9

(1.2)

People’s Life Party (PLP or Seikatsunoto)

0.3

(0.2)

Assembly to Energize Japan (AEJ or Nippon o Genkinisurukai)

0.1

(0.7)

New Renaissance Party (NRP or Shinto Kaikaku)

0.2

(0.1)

Other political parties, groups

0.1

(0.1)

None of the above (NOTA)

36.9

(35.9)

D/K+N/A

0.1

(0.3)

 Q: The government has now submitted a package of security-related legislative measures to the Diet at its current session, including a bill allowing Japan to exercise the right of collective self-defense. The Diet is now deliberating on this security legislation. Do you approve of this legislation?

 

Yes

27.8

(35.4)

No

58.7

(47.6)

D/K+N/A

13.5

(17.0)

 Q: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to have the security legislation passed during the current Diet session. Do you approve of this intention?

 

Yes

26.2

(31.6)

No

63.1

(55.1)

D/K+N/A

10.7

(13.3)

 Q: Do you think the Abe administration has sufficiently explained this security legislation to the general public?

 

Yes

13.2

(14.2)

No

84.0

(81.4)

D/K+N/A

2.8

(4.4)

 Q: Do you think the Self-Defense Forces’ risk of being involved in wars will be high if this security legislation is passed?

 

High

73.1

(68.0)

Unchanged

22.4

(26.1)

Low

1.9

(2.6)

D/K+N/A

2.6

(3.3)

 Q: Do you think this security legislation is against the Constitution of Japan?

 

Yes

56.7

No

29.2

D/K+N/A

14.1

 Q: Prime Minister Abe is thinking of releasing a statement upon the 70th anniversary of the war’s end. Do you think he should incorporate “remorse and apology” for [Japan’s past] “colonial rule and aggression” in his statement as his predecessors did?

 

Yes

53.4

(54.5)

No

33.6

(32.8)

D/K+N/A

13.0

(12.7)

 Q: Do you think the government has appropriately addressed cyberattacks on the Japan Pension Service over its recent personal data leaks?

 

Yes

13.1

No

72.6

D/K+N/A

14.3

 Q: The Diet has now enacted an amendment to the Public Offices Election Law to lower the legal voting age to 18. This amendment will apply to elections, beginning with the election in the summer of next year for the House of Councillors. Do you approve of the lower voting age?

 

Yes

59.6

No

36.5

D/K+N/A

3.9

 Polling methodology: The survey was conducted across the nation over a period of two days, June 20-21, by Kyodo News on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis. However, the survey excluded some areas in Fukushima Prefecture. Among randomly generated telephone numbers, those actually for household use with one or more eligible voters totaled 1,447. Answers were obtained from 1,016 persons.

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