(Asahi: November 10, 2015 – p. 1)
The Asahi Shimbun conducted a telephone-based public opinion survey across the nation on Nov. 7-8. In the survey, respondents were asked whether they approve of amending the law so married couples will be allowed to use the same or different surnames. In the breakdown of answers to this question, affirmative answers outnumbered negative ones, with “yes” accounting for a total of 52% and “no” for a total of 34%.
The Abe cabinet’s support rate was 40% (41% in the last survey conducted Oct. 17-18). The nonsupport rate was 41% (40% in the last survey conducted Oct. 17-18). Both figures remained almost unchanged. (Abridged)