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Opinion poll & results of Yomiuri nationwide public opinion poll on the Great East Japan Earthquake

Questions & answers (%)

 

Q: Are you in favor of or opposed to the restart of operations of nuclear power plants that meet the new regulatory standards?

 

In favor

41

Opposed

56

N/A

3

 

Q: Nine years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. How interested are you today in the reconstruction from the earthquake?

 

Very interested

27

Somewhat interested

59

Not very interested

12

Not interested at all

1

No answer (N/A)

1

 

Q: The following question concerns reconstruction of the areas damaged by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11. What are you concerned about in terms of reconstruction in the stricken areas? Select as many as you wish.

 

Rebuilding and relocation of streetscapes and villages

40

Lifestyles of victims

69

Rebirth of industry in the stricken areas

41

Volunteer activities in the stricken areas

11

Government initiatives for reconstruction

49

How the budget for reconstruction is being used

45

Decrease in Japanese people’s interest

29

Decrease in media reports on the stricken areas

17

The issue of the contaminated water, including radioactive substances

58

Damage caused to agricultural and fisheries products by rumors

35

Other answer (O/A)

2

Nothing in particular

1

N/A

1

 

Q: Do you think that reconstruction of the areas damaged by the earthquake and tsunami is moving forward well overall?

 

It is moving forward very well

4

It is moving forward somewhat

62

It is not moving forward very well

31

It is not moving forward well at all

2

N/A

1

 

Q: (Only for those who answered “not moving forward very well” or “not moving forward well at all” to the foregoing question) What in particular do you think are the reasons why reconstruction is not moving forward well in the stricken areas? Select up to three from among the following.

 

Vast scale and scope of damage

53

Great impact of the nuclear power accident

69

Slowness of government response

38

Budget for reconstruction is not in line with the demands of the areas impacted

30

Limitations of response capacity of local governments in the stricken areas

31

Decrease in population in the stricken areas

26

O/A

3

Nothing in particular

0

N/A

0

 

Q: What kinds of preparations have you made for a major earthquake or other natural disaster? Select as many as apply.

 

Stockpiled food and drinking water

52

Readied a flashlight and radio

66

Readied a “go bag” for emergencies

29

Readied or stockpiled non-drinking water

18

Readied a portable toilet

15

Taken steps to ensure my smartphone or mobile phone remains charged

33

Anchored furniture so that it does not tip over [in the event of an earthquake]

26

Quakeproofed my house

9

Enrolled in earthquake insurance for my home

34

Confirmed how my family members and I will contact each other

26

Confirmed the location of evacuation areas

40

Participated in disaster-mitigation drills

14

O/A

1

Nothing in particular

9

N/A

1

 

Q: What kind of disaster-mitigation measures do you think the national and local governments should place priority on? Select as many you wish.

 

Subsidize the quakeproofing of houses

32

Quakeproof schools and public facilities

47

Repair roads and bridges

46

Create more seawalls

25

Take flooding countermeasures through dams and embankments

31

Relocate villages to higher ground

5

Secure means of communication

39

Stockpile food and supplies

54

Take measures to assist those unable to return home

31

Improve the accuracy of earthquake prediction

35

Improve the accuracy of forecasting typhoons and torrential rains

35

Create and disseminate hazard maps

23

Improve the way of communicating the necessity of evacuating and the danger of natural disasters

30

Educate people about disaster mitigation

25

Hold evacuation drills for residents

15

Improve the ability of government staff to respond to disasters

18

Review disaster-mitigation plans

10

O/A

2

Nothing in particular

2

N/A

1

 

Polling methodology: The survey was implemented on a mail-in basis, with a total of 3,000 persons chosen from among all eligible voters throughout the country (at 250 locations on a stratified two-stage random-sampling basis). The questionnaire was sent out on Jan. 21 to those chosen for the survey and was sent back from 2,246 persons by Feb. 27. Valid answers were obtained from 2,189 persons (73%), excluding answers from those not subject to the survey.

 

Breakdown of respondents: Men, 48%; women, 52%. Persons age 18 to 29, 12%; 30s, 13%; 40s, 19%; 50s, 17%; 60s, 17%; 70 and over, 23%.

 

Note: Figures are rounded off. The total percentage of numerical values in graphs and tables may not add up to 100%. “0” indicates that the figure was below 0.5%.

 

(Abridged)

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