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Opinion poll & results from Asahi Shimbun

  • 2015-07-15 15:00:00
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(Asahi: July 14, 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 taken June 20-21.

 

 Q: Do you support the Abe cabinet?

 

Yes

39

(39)

No

42

(37)

 

Q: Why or why not? (One reason only. Left column for those who answered “yes” on previous question, and right for those who said “no.”)

 

The prime minister is Mr. Abe

15[6]

7[3]

It’s a Liberal Democratic Party of Japan-led cabinet

24[9]

21[9]

Policies

39[15]

64[27]

No particular reason

18[7]

6[2]

 Q: (Only for those who answered “yes” to the foregoing question) Do you think you will continue to support the Abe cabinet, or do you think you will not necessarily continue to do so?

 

Continue to support the Abe cabinet

44[17]

Not necessarily continue to support the Abe cabinet

49[19]

 Q: (Only for those who answered “no” to the foregoing question) Do you think you will continue to not support the Abe cabinet, or do you think you may support the Abe cabinet in the future?

 

Continue to not support the Abe cabinet

59[25]

May support the Abe cabinet in the future

34[14]

 

Q: Which political party do you support now?

 

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP or Jiminto)

32

(36)

Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ or Minshuto)

8

(7)

Japan Innovation Party (JIP or Nippon Ishinnoto)

3

(2)

Komeito (K or Komeito)

4

(3)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

4

(3)

Party for Future Generations (PFG or Jisedainoto)

1

(0)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

0

(1)

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)

Other political parties

0

(0)

None of the above (NOTA)

38

(41)

No answer (N/A) + don’t know (D/K)

10

(7)

 Q: Do you think Japan’s economy can be expected to grow under Prime Minister Abe’s economic policy?

 

Yes

32

No

44

 Q: Do you have a tangible sense of economic recovery under the Abe administration?

 

Yes

19

No

74

 Q: The next question concerns the government’s proposed package of security-related legislative measures now before the Diet. Do you approve of this security-related legislation allowing Japan to use the right of collective self-defense and expanding the scope of the Self-Defense Forces’ overseas activities?

 

Yes

26

(29)

No

56

(53)

 Q: Do you think the security legislation, if enacted, will contribute to Japan’s peace and national security?

 

Yes

31

No

42

 Q: Do you think the security legislation violates the Constitution?

 

Yes

48

No

24

 Q: Do you think Prime Minister Abe has provided thorough explanations on the security-related legislation?

 

Yes

15

(12)

No

67

(69)

 Q: The Abe administration intends to have the security-related legislation passed during the current Diet session. Do you think this legislation should be enacted during the current Diet session?

 

Yes

19

(17)

No

66

(65)

 Polling methodology: The survey was conducted July 11-12 over the telephone on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis. Respondents were chosen from among the nation’s voting population on a three-stage random-sampling basis (excluding some districts in Fukushima Prefecture). Households with one or more eligible voters totaled 3,866. Valid answers were obtained from 1,875 persons (48%). (Abridged)

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