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Opinion poll & results from Mainichi Shimbun

  • December 20, 2016
  • , Mainichi , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

Questions & answers (%)

(T = total; P = previous; M = male; F = female)

 

Q: Do you support the Abe cabinet?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

51

(48)

55

49

No

32

(31)

32

32

Not interested

14

(19)

11

16

 

Q: (Only for those who answered “yes” to the above question) Why?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Because the prime minister is from the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan

12

(18)

11

12

Because something can be expected of the prime minister’s leadership

40

(38)

42

38

Because something can be expected of the prime minister’s policies

27

(30)

29

26

Because Shinzo Abe is the prime minister

12

(8)

9

15

 

Q: (Only for those who answered “no” to the above question) Why?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Because the prime minister is from the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan

9

(10)

12

7

Because nothing can be expected of the prime minister’s leadership

5

(7)

2

7

Because nothing can be expected of the prime minister’s policies

65

(66)

58

70

Because Shinzo Abe is the prime minister

17

(13)

22

13

 

Q: Which political party do you support?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP or Jiminto)

32

(32)

37

28

Democratic Party (DP or Minshinto)

9

(9)

10

8

Komeito (Komeito)

7

(4)

4

9

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

5

(4)

6

5

Nippon Ishin (Japan Innovation Party) (Nippon Ishin no Kai)

3

(4)

4

2

Liberal Party (Jiyuto)

1

(0)

1

0

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

0

(0)

0

1

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

0

(0)

0

Other answers (O/A)

4

(9)

3

5

None of the above (NOTA)

35

(34)

30

39

 

Q: The Diet passed legislation to promote the development of integrated resorts, including casinos. Are you in favor of or opposed to this legislation which ends the ban on casinos in Japan?

 

 

T

P

M

F

In favor

29

 

40

20

Opposed

59

 

52

65

 

Q: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the two-day period of Dec. 15–16. Are you in favor of or opposed to Japan and Russia engaging in joint economic activities in the Northern Territories prior to the resolution of the territorial issue?

 

 

T

P

M

F

In favor

59

 

64

56

Opposed

25

 

27

24

 

Q: Do you expect that progress will be made on the resolution of the Northern Territories issue going forward?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

60

 

63

59

No

29

 

31

27

 

Q: Republican Party candidate Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election and is scheduled to take office in January next year. Which of the following most closely matches your view on how the Japan-U.S. relationship will develop under the Trump administration?

 

 

T

P

M

F

The relationship will improve from what it is now

8

 

11

7

The relationship will worsen from what it is now

34

 

30

37

The relationship will not change

45

 

50

41

 

Q: Prime Minister Abe will travel to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii this month to console the victims of World War II. Do you approve of this?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

75

 

78

72

No

15

 

17

13

 

Q: The terms of the current members of the Lower House end in December 2018. When do you think the next Lower House election should be held?

 

 

T

P

M

F

It should be held as soon as possible

19

 

23

16

There is no need to rush to hold an election

66

 

69

64

 

Q: Do you think that the Democratic Party, the Japanese Communist Party, and other opposition parties should work together in support of the same candidates in the single-seat constituencies in the next Lower House election?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

39

 

45

33

No

37

 

42

33

 

Q: The government and ruling parties plan to revise the income tax “spousal deduction” next fiscal year and to raise the annual income cap of working spouses who can receive the full tax exemption from 1.03 million yen to 1.5 million yen. Do you think that the number of working women will increase with this revision?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

44

 

43

45

No

42

 

49

36

 

Q: Traffic accidents involving elderly drivers are increasing nationwide. If the system for driver’s licenses for the elderly were to be revised with an eye to reducing the number of these accidents, what changes do you think would be necessary?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Shorten the license renewal period

15

 

12

17

Introduce a system of mandatory retirement [from driving]

19

 

15

22

Enhance aptitude tests at the time of license renewal

50

 

59

44

There is no need to revise the system

4

 

7

2

 

(Note) Figures rounded off. “0” indicates that the figure was below 0.5%, and “–” denotes that no respondents gave that answer. “No answer” omitted. Figures in parentheses denote the results of the survey conducted Nov. 5–6.

 

Polling methodology: The survey was conducted during the two-day period of Dec. 17–18 over the telephone across the nation on a computer-aided random digit sampling (RDS) basis. The survey excluded telephone numbers in municipalities designated as “difficult-to-return” zones due to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. A total of 1,532 households with one or more persons age 18 or over were sampled. Responses were obtained from 948 persons (62%).

 

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