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Opinion poll & results from Asahi Shimbun survey of Yokohama citizens

  • October 2, 2019
  • , Asahi , p. 29
  • JMH Translation

Questions & answers (%)

(Figures are rounded off. Some questions and answers have been omitted. All questions were asked of all respondents except for those questions indented and marked with a bullet, which are sub-questions. The figures given for sub-questions are percentages of the respondents in the given category.)

 

Q: Do you support Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi?

 

Yes

35

No

34

 

Q: Yokohama City has announced that it will aim to host an integrated resort (IR), with a casino that has gambling, to the Yamashita Pier. How interested are you in the possibility of Yokohama hosting an IR?

 

Very interested

24

Somewhat interested

37

Not very interested

19

Not interested at all

19

 

Q: Are you in favor of or opposed to Yokohama hosting an IR, with a casino that has gambling, to Yokohama City?

 

In favor

26

Opposed

64

 

  • Q: (Only for those who answered “in favor” to the foregoing question) Why?

 

IRs look like fun

6

Because it will revitalize the economy

49

Because Yokohama’s tax revenues will increase

43

 

  • Q: (Only for those who answered “opposed” to the foregoing question) Why not?

 

Because Yokohama’s image will decline

8

Because there will be more people who are addicted to gambling

26

Because public safety will deteriorate

57

 

Q: If Yokohama City were to have an integrated resort, would you want to go to the casino?

 

Yes

13

No

86

 

Q: The Yokohama mayor announced in August this year that the city will aim to host an IR with a casino. Do you think this enhanced, worsened, or did not change Mayor Hayashi’s image?

 

Enhanced

2

Worsened

44

Did not change

49

 

Q: In the 2017 mayoral election, Mayor Hayashi said that Yokohama has gone back to square one concerning the question of hosting an IR. In August this year, however, she announced the city will aim to host an IR. Are you convinced by Mayor Hayashi’s statements?

 

Yes

27

No

58

 

Q: When Mayor Hayashi announced that the city would aim to host an IR, she said, “We have put in place measures to prevent an increase in the number of gambling addicts as well as public safety measures.” Are you convinced by her statement?

 

Yes

14

No

70

 

Q: Do you think another mayoral election should be held to seek the public’s will on hosting an IR?

 

Another mayoral election should be held

41

It is not necessary to hold another mayoral election

49

 

Q: Do you think a local referendum should be held to seek the public’s will on hosting an IR?

 

A local referendum should be held

59

It is not necessary to hold a local referendum

33

 

Polling methodology: The survey was conducted on Sept. 28–29, 2019, on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis of voters in Yokohama City with telephone calls placed by pollsters to landline phone numbers. Valid responses were received from a total of 1,003 persons (out of 1,804 households found to have one or more eligible voters). The valid response rates was 56%.

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