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Spot opinion poll & results from Yomiuri Shimbun

  • August 5, 2016
  • , Yomiuri , p. 8
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Questions & answers (%)

Asterisks indicate that the choices were read aloud to the respondent. Parenthesized figures are the results of the previous survey conducted July 11–12.

 

Q: Do you support the Abe cabinet?

 

Yes

55(53)

No

32(34)

Other answers (O/A)

2(4)

No answer (N/A)

12(10)

 

Q: (Only for those who answered “yes” to the foregoing question) Select only one from among the following six reasons for your approval of the Abe cabinet.*

 

Something can be expected of its policy measures

16

The prime minister has leadership ability

13

The prime minister is trustworthy

11

The cabinet’s lineup is good

3

Because it’s a Liberal Democratic Party-led government

14

Because it’s better than its predecessors

40

O/A

N/A

3

 

Q: (Only for those who answered “no” to the foregoing question) Select only one from among the following six reasons for your disapproval of the Abe cabinet.*

 

Nothing can be expected of its policy measures

36

The prime minister lacks leadership ability

4

The prime minister is untrustworthy

24

The cabinet’s lineup is not good

4

Because it’s a Liberal Democratic Party-led government

25

Because its predecessors were better

3

O/A

0

N/A

4

 

Q: Which political party do you support now? Please name only one.

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

42(41)

Democratic Party (DP or Minshinto)

8(10)

Komeito (Komeito)

4(4)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

5(4)

Initiatives from Osaka (Osaka Ishin no Kai)

3(5)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1(1)

People’s Life Party (PLP or Seikatsunoto)

0(1)

Party for Japanese Kokoro (Nihon no Kokoro wo Taisetsu ni Suru To)

0(0)

Other political parties

0(0)

None of the above (NOTA)

34(31)

N/A

3(3)

 

Q: Do you approve of the Abe cabinet’s economic policies?

 

Yes

43

No

44

N/A

13

 

Q: Do you think that the economy will improve under the Abe cabinet?

 

Yes

34

No

54

N/A

12

 

Q: Do you approve of the fact that Prime Minister Abe kept on individuals in some key ministerial positions, including the finance minister, the foreign minister, and the chief cabinet secretary, in the reshuffling?

 

Yes

53

No

28

N/A

18

 

Q: Do you approve of the appointment of Tomomi Inada to the position of minister of defense?

 

Yes

32

No

41

N/A

26

 

Q: Do you approve of the appointment of Tamayo Marukawa to the position of minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games?

 

Yes

37

No

39

N/A

24

 

Q: Do you approve of the appointment of Toshihiro Nikai to the position of LDP secretary-general?

 

Yes

41

No

30

N/A

29

 

Q: Do you have hopes for Yuriko Koike, who has newly taken office as the governor of Tokyo?

 

Yes

76

No

19

N/A

5

 

Q: Based on the agreement between the Japanese and South Korean governments, the South Korean government has set up a foundation to support former comfort women. The Japanese government plans to donate 1 billion yen to the foundation in the near future. Do you think that setting up this fund will lead to the resolution of the comfort women issue?

 

Yes

19

No

71

N/A

10

 

Q: It has been learned that His Majesty the Emperor intends to abdicate to make way for the Crown Prince to assume the Chrysanthemum Throne. Under the current system, the Emperor cannot abdicate. Do you think that the system should be revised so that the Emperor can abdicate or do you think it is not necessary to revise the system?

 

The system should be revised

84

It is not necessary to revise the system

11

N/A

6

 

Polling methodology: The nationwide survey was conducted on Aug. 3–4 on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis of people age 18 or over with calls placed to landline and mobile phone numbers. Valid responses were received from a total of 1,055 persons, including 545 persons (out of the 1,033 households with one or more eligible voters) for landline numbers and 510 persons (out of the 1,365 persons who answered) for mobile numbers. The valid response rates were 53% for landline numbers and 37% for mobile numbers.

 

Figures are rounded off. In some graphs and charts, the total percentage may not add up to 100%.

 

“0” indicates that the figure was less than 0.5% and “–” denotes that no respondents answered.

 

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