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Opinion poll & results from Mainichi Shimbun

Questions & answers (%)

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

 

Q: Do you support the Abe cabinet?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

37

(37)

43

31

No

41

(44)

40

43

Not interested

10

(18)

17

24

 

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

8

(13)

8

10

Because I think highly of Abe

24

(21)

22

27

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

18

(15)

23

12

Because there are no other good people or political parties

47

(49)

46

50

 

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

3

(5)

4

1

Because I don’t think highly of Abe

48

(48)

54

44

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

31

(35)

26

35

Because other people and political parties are better

14

(9)

14

14

 

Q: Which political party do you support?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP or Jiminto)

33

(30)

37

29

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

9

(10)

11

8

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

1

(1)

0

1

Komeito (Komeito)

3

(2)

1

5

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

3

(4)

4

3

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

1

(2)

2

1

Liberal Party (Jiyuto)

1

(1)

0

1

Party of Hope (Kibo no To)

0

(1)

0

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1

(1)

1

1

Other political groups

0

(1)

0

1

None of the above (NOTA)

40

(42)

37

43

 

Q: The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will hold its presidential election on Sept. 20. Who do you think would be appropriate to serve as the next LDP president?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Shinzo Abe

32

 

37

28

Shigeru Ishiba

29

 

32

25

No one on this list

28

 

23

33

 

Q: The next prime minister will in effect be decided at the LDP presidential election. What kind of policies do you most hope the next prime minister will implement?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Economic stimulus measures

15

 

15

15

Consumption tax hike and fiscal reconstruction

13

 

13

12

Pensions and medical services

23

 

21

26

Childrearing support and education

12

 

11

14

Disaster response

4

 

4

3

Regional revitalization

4

 

7

2

Diplomacy and security

8

 

9

7

Nuclear power and energy policy

4

 

5

4

Constitutional amendment

4

 

5

4

 

Q: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that he wants to have the LDP submit its constitutional amendment proposal to the extraordinary Diet session this autumn. Are you in favor of or opposed to Prime Minister Abe’s plan?

 

 

T

P

M

F

In favor  

20

 

26

14

Opposed

38

 

40

37

Don’t know

33

 

25

40

 

Q: Are you convinced by the explanations given so far by Prime Minister Abe and the government in regard to the scandals surrounding school operators Moritomo Gakuen and Kake Educational Institution?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

13

 

17

8

No

72

 

69

76

 

Q: Do you think Prime Minister Abe bears responsibility in the Moritomo Gakuen and Kake Educational Institution scandals?  

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes  

63

 

63

63

No

21

 

24

17

 

Q: The government plans to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, which is located in Ginowan City, Okinawa, to the Henoko district of Nago City in the same prefecture. Are you in favor of or opposed to this plan?

 

 

T

P

M

F

In favor  

33

 

43

23

Opposed

42

 

40

44

 

Q: Central government ministries and agencies as well as local governments have been found to have padded their employment rates of those with disabilities. Many of the institutions have given such explanations as “it was not intentional” or “we lacked awareness [regarding the calculation methods].” Are you convinced by these explanations?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

6

 

7

5

No

79

 

80

78

 

Q: Some say that daylight savings should be introduced with an eye on the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. Under the measure, clocks would be brought forward by one or two hours temporarily during the summer. Are you in favor of or opposed to the introduction of daylight savings time?

 

 

T

P

M

F

In favor

26

 

22

29

Opposed

57

 

64

49

 

Q: It has been revealed that Tokyo Medical University manipulated the entrance exam scores so that female applicants were at a disadvantage. What do you think is most important to prevent recurrence?  

 

 

T

P

M

F

Make the grading criteria transparent  

20

 

23

18

Decide which applicants pass based only on the exam score and not on gender

37

 

39

35

Improve the childbirth and childrearing environment for physicians

28

 

24

31

 

(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 July 28–29, 2018.

 

Polling methodology: The survey was conducted by pollsters over the two-day period of Sept. 1–2, targeting landline and mobile telephone numbers across the nation on a computer-aided random digit sampling (RDS) basis. The survey excluded landline numbers in municipalities designated as “difficult-to-return” zones due to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Valid responses were received from 524 persons (out of the 847 households with one or more persons age 18 or over) for landline numbers and 508 persons (out of the 602 persons age 18 or over who answered) for mobile numbers. The valid response rates were 62% for landline numbers and 84% for mobile numbers.

 

 

 

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