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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

39

(38)

43

33

No

41

(39)

39

43

Not interested

19

(22)

17

23

 

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

11

(10)

12

10

Because I think highly of Abe

22

(20)

22

21

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

14

(13)

18

8

Because there are no other good people or political parties

51

(55)

48

57

 

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

(3)

4

1

Because I don’t think highly of Abe

42

(35)

41

44

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

42

(51)

39

45

Because other people and political parties are better

10

(8)

11

9

 

Q: Which political party do you support?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP or Jiminto)

32

(31)

36

26

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

9

(9)

11

6

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

0

(1)

1

Komeito (Komeito)

5

(3)

4

6

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

4

(3)

2

6

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

2

(3)

3

1

Liberal Party (Jiyuto)

1

(1)

1

2

Party of Hope (Kibo no To)

0

(0)

0

0

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1

(0)

1

0

Other political groups

0

(1)

1

0

None of the above (NOTA)

39

(42)

34

46

 

Q: Regarding the scandal over the faulty data in the Monthly Labor Survey, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare special investigative panel compiled an additional report in which it concluded that “the division in charge of the survey gave false explanations, but it cannot be called a cover-up.” Are you convinced by the conclusion reached by the panel?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

13

 

16

10

No

70

 

70

71

 

Q: In the Okinawa prefectural referendum, more than 70% of voters said they are “opposed” to the landfill work being done along the Henoko coast of Nago City as part of the relocation of the U.S. military’s Futenma Air Station. Nonetheless, the government is moving forward with the relocation. Are you in favor of or opposed to the continuation of the landfill work?

 

 

T

P

M

F

In favor

29

 

41

14

No

52

 

44

62

 

Q: If one of the U.S. military bases in Okinawa were to be relocated to the area where you live, would you be in favor of or opposed to it?  

 

 

T

P

M

F

In favor  

21

 

29

11

Opposed

62

 

54

73

 

Q: Eight years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Do you ever sense that the Japanese people’s interest in the affected areas has faded?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes, very often  

22

 

24

19

Yes, sometimes

47

 

44

52

No, not very often 

15

 

16

14

No, almost never

4

 

5

3

 

Q: An Upper House election will be held this summer. If you were to vote now, which political party would you cast your ballot for in the proportional representation segment of the election?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP or Jiminto)

33

(35)

37

28

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

13

(14)

15

12

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

1

(1)

1

1

Komeito (Komeito)

5

(4)

5

6

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

6

(4)

4

8

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

3

(4)

4

1

Liberal Party (Jiyuto)

1

(0)

1

1

Party of Hope (Kibo no To)

0

(0)

0

0

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1

(1)

1

0

Other political groups

8

(8)

8

9

 

Q: Do you think the economic disparity between Tokyo and regional areas is growing?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

72

 

74

68

No

13

 

12

14

 

Q: There is a move in the convenience store and family restaurant industries to reconsider operating 24/7 due to the severe labor shortage they face and the long work hours. Do you think these industries should reconsider their operating hours?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes  

79

 

78

81

No

7

 

9

5

 

(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 previous survey conducted Feb. 2–3, 2019.

 

Polling methodology: The survey was conducted by pollsters over the two-day period of March 16–17, 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 418 persons (out of the 741 households with one or more persons age 18 or over) for landline numbers and 525 persons (out of the 646 persons age 18 or over who answered) for mobile numbers. The valid response rates were 56% for landline numbers and 81% for mobile numbers.

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