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Yomiuri-Gallup poll: Infographics and poll questions and answers

  • 2015-12-11 15:00:00
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(Yomiuri: December 11, 2015 – p. 13)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 Questions & answers (%)

 

 Slashes (/) indicate that the item was not part of the poll.

 Asterisks placed at the end of a question indicate that the choices were read aloud to the respondent.

 

 Q: Do you trust any of the following organizations and public entities in particular in your country? If so, pick as many as you like.*

 

Japan

Prime minister

44

Diet

31

Police, prosecutors

56

Courts

65

Self-Defense Forces

74

Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, churches

46

Central government offices

31

Local governments

51

Schools

52

Hospitals

67

Newspapers

59

Television

37

Major corporations

27

Labor unions

33

Other answers (O/A)

Nothing in particular (NIP)

4

No answer (N/A)

0

U.S.

President

43

Federal Congress

27

Police, prosecutors

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71

Courts

56

Armed services

92

Churches

74

Federal government offices

41

Local governments

58

Schools

66

Hospitals

88

Newspapers

50

Television

42

Major corporations

38

Labor unions

48

O/A

NIP

N/A

1

 Q: Do you think Japan-U.S. relations are currently in good or bad shape?

 

Japan

U.S.

Very good

6

12

Good

52

37

Can’t say which

17

36

Bad

18

8

Very bad

2

2

N/A

6

4

 Q: Do you trust the U.S.?

 

Japan

Yes, very much

9

Yes, somewhat

39

No, not very much

32

No, not at all

4

N/A

15

 Q: Do you trust Japan?

 

U.S.

Yes, very much

20

Yes, somewhat

51

No, not very much

17

No, not at all

10

N/A

2

 Q: Do you think Japan-U.S. relations will improve, worsen, or remain unchanged?

 

Japan

U.S.

Improve greatly

1

7

Improve

12

28

Remain unchanged

76

50

Worsen

6

9

Worsen greatly

1

5

N/A

5

2

 Q: If there is a country or area that you think will become a military threat to your country, pick as many as you like from among those given.*

 

Japan

U.S.

U.S.

23

/

Japan

/

20

South Korea

40

25

China

82

63

ASEAN

15

27

EU

11

15

Russia

61

63

Taiwan

7

10

North Korea

77

75

India

10

12

Middle East

45

82

Oceania

4

7

Africa

9

21

Central & South America

12

16

O/A

NIP

5

N/A

2

4

(Note) ASEAN = Association of Southeast Asian Nations; EU = European Union; Oceania = Australia, New Zealand, etc.

 

 Q: Do you think the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty contributes to security in the Asia-Pacific region?

 

Japan

U.S.

Yes, very much

24

12

Yes, somewhat

43

59

No, not very much

13

15

No, not at all

4

6

N/A

15

8

 Q: At present, there are many U.S. military bases in Japan under the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty. Do you think the U.S. military presence in Japan should be reinforced, maintained at the current level, reduced, or completely withdrawn?

 

Japan

U.S.

It should be reinforced

4

10

It should be maintained at the current level

57

65

It should be reduced

29

16

It should be completely withdrawn

5

7

N/A

5

1

 Q: (Only for respondents in Japan) Do you approve of the passage of the security legislation that allows the limited exercise of the right to collective self-defense?

 

Japan

Yes

39

No

46

N/A

15

 Q: (Only for respondents in the U.S.) The Japanese government has passed laws related to the nation’s security. Under the new legislation, Japan can defend a foreign country that has a close relationship with Japan if and when an armed attack on that country is likely to have a serious impact on Japan’s national security. Do you approve of the passage of this legislation?

 

U.S.

Yes

71

No

25

N/A

4

 Q: What do you think Japan should do in settling international disputes?

 

Japan

U.S.

Engage more than ever

18

39

Engage as ever

57

47

Engage less than ever

17

12

N/A

8

2

 Q: What do you think the U.S. should do in settling international disputes?

 

Japan

U.S.

Engage more than ever

25

32

Engage as ever

43

32

Engage less than ever

23

36

N/A

9

0

 Q: Do you think Japan-China relations are currently in good or bad shape?

 

Japan

Very good

Good

6

Can’t say which

11

Bad

54

Very bad

24

N/A

4

 Q: Do you think U.S.-China relations are currently in good or bad shape?

 

U.S.

Very good

2

Good

25

Can’t say which

43

Bad

23

Very bad

6

N/A

1

 Q: Do you trust China?

 

Japan

U.S.

Yes, very much

0

2

Yes, somewhat

5

33

No, not very much

38

37

No, not at all

50

27

N/A

7

0

 Q: On the “political” side, which do you think will be more important to Japan in the years ahead, the U.S. or China?

 

Japan

U.S.

64

Japan

/

China

23

Both countries

6

N/A

8

 Q: On the” political” side, which do you think will be more important to the U.S. in the years ahead, Japan or China?

 

U.S.

U.S.

/

Japan

42

China

54

Both countries

1

N/A

3

 Q: On the “economic” side, which do you think will be more important to Japan in the years ahead, the U.S. or China?

 

Japan

U.S.

39

Japan

/

China

47

Both countries

5

N/A

9

 Q: On the “economic” side, which do you think will be more important to the U.S. in the years ahead, Japan or China?

 

U.S.

U.S.

/

Japan

29

China

68

Both countries

1

N/A

2

 Q: If there are concerns you have in particular about China today, pick as many as you like from among the eight choices given.*

 

Japan

U.S.

Future of the economy

70

64

China’s currency problem

50

58

Copycat products, other sorts of violations of intellectual property rights

79

79

Political regime

76

70

Human rights issues

75

83

Military buildup

85

79

Confrontation with neighbors over territorial rights

90

64

Cyberattacks

81

87

O/A

NIP

2

N/A

2

2

 Q: Do you think the U.S. should build up its military power in the Asia-Pacific region where China is becoming more influential? Or do you think the U.S. should have its military power maintained at the current level or should downscale it instead?

 

Japan

U.S.

Build up

30

31

Maintain as is

55

60

Downscale

6

8

N/A

9

1

 Q: China is claiming territorial waters around the artificial islands it is building in the South China Sea. The United States is emphasizing that it does not recognize China’s territorial rights by sending warships to the area surrounding the islands. Do you approve of the U.S. action?

 

Japan

U.S.

Yes

83

81

No

7

17

N/A

10

2

 Q: Do you trust South Korea?

 

Japan

U.S.

Yes, very much

0

23

Yes, somewhat

19

44

No, not very much

43

17

No, not at all

25

15

N/A

12

1

 Q: In what areas do you think the Japanese and U.S. governments should cooperate on a priority basis over the North Korea problem? If any, pick as many as you like from among the six choices given.*

 

Japan

U.S.

Stop N. Korea from developing nuclear weapons

94

92

Stop N. Korea from developing and launching missiles

93

87

Resolve the issue of Japanese nationals abducted to N. Korea

91

79

Normalize diplomatic relations between Japan and N. Korea

50

/

Normalize diplomatic relations between the U.S. and N. Korea

/

72

Extend economic cooperation to N. Korea

23

30

Change N. Korea’s political & economic systems

52

67

O/A

NIP

0

N/A

1

2

 Q: A total of 12 nations in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan and the United States, have reached a broad agreement in negotiations on the “Trans-Pacific Partnership” (TPP), a multilateral agreement on intraregional trade liberalization, including the agricultural sector. Do you think the TPP will have a positive impact or a negative impact on Japan (the U.S.)? Pick only one.*

 

Japan

U.S.

Positive impact

29

31

Neither positive nor negative impact

28

33

Negative impact

22

30

N/A

20

6

 Q: The United Nations Security Council has the following five permanent members: the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China, and the Russian Federation. Do you support the addition of Japan as a permanent member of the UN Security Council?

 

Japan

U.S.

Yes

67

70

No

16

27

N/A

17

2

 Polling methodology: The survey, both in Japan and the United States, was conducted nationwide over the telephone on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis, with people selected from the two countries’ respective voting populations. In the U.S., the survey was carried out over fixed-line telephones and cellphones.

 

 Japan

 Survey conducted: Nov. 20–22

 No. of valid respondents: 1,014 persons (males: 49%, females: 53%)

 

 U.S.

 Survey conducted: Nov. 16–22

 Survey outsourced to The Gallup Organization

 No. of valid respondents: 1,013 persons (males: 48%, females: 52%)

 

 (Note) Figures rounded off. Numerical values in graphs and tables do not necessarily add up to 100% due to rounding. The figure “0” denotes that the percentage was less than 0.5%, and “–” denotes that no respondents answered.

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