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Opinion poll & results from Asahi Shimbun

Questions & answers (%)

(Figures are rounded off. Some questions and answers have been omitted. Parenthesized figures are the results of the survey taken on May 16–17, 2020.)

 

Q: Do you support the Abe cabinet?

 

Yes

29(33)

No

52(47)

 

Q: Which political party do you support now? Please give the name of the party.

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

26(30)

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

5(5)

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

1(1)

Komeito (Komeito)

4(3)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

3(3)

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

4(3)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1(0)

Party of Hope (Kibo no To)

0(0)

Party to Protect the People from NHK (NHK kara Kokumin wo Mamoru To)

0(0)

Reiwa Shinsengumi (Reiwa Shinsengumi)

0(0)

Other political party

1(1)

None of the above (NOTA)

48(46)

No answer (N/A) + Don’t know (D/K)

7(8)

 

Q: Has your interest in politics increased since the spread of the new coronavirus?

 

Increased

48

Decreased

4

Not changed

48

 

Q: Do you approve of the government’s handling of the new coronavirus so far?

 

Yes

30

No

57

 

Q: Has your confidence in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe increased as you watch his handling of the new coronavirus?

 

Increased

5

Decreased

48

Not changed

45

 

Q: Do you approve of the government’s initiative to develop the PCR testing framework?

 

Yes

25

No

59

 

Q: Do you approve of the government’s measures to support individuals and companies that have been financially affected by the spread of the new coronavirus?

 

Yes

32

No

57

 

Q: How concerned are you that the new coronavirus will begin spreading again? (Select only one.)

 

Very concerned

45

Somewhat concerned

47

Not very concerned

6

Not concerned at all

1

 

Q: Are you concerned about having financial difficulties due to the spread of the new coronavirus?

 

Yes

59

No

39

 

Q: Amid the spread of the new coronavirus, people have been refraining from going out and events have been canceled. Do you find this stressful?

 

Stressful

51

Not very stressful

47

 

Q: How much do you think you will refrain from nonessential outings from now on? (Select only one.)

 

Refrain a lot

16

Refrain somewhat

75

Not refrain very much

7

Not refrain at all

1

 

Q: The government is considering whether to shift the start of the academic year for elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools, and universities from April to September beginning from next year. Are you in favor of or opposed to a September start for the school year from autumn next year?

 

In favor

38

Opposed

43

 

Q: Hiromu Kurokawa, head of the Tokyo High Public Prosecutor’s Office, resigned after admitting to playing mahjong for money. In an unusual move, the Abe cabinet had extended the tenure of Kurokawa. Do you think Prime Minister Abe, who extended Kurokawa’s term in office, bears heavy responsibility?

 

Abe bears heavy responsibility

68

Abe does not bear very heavy responsibility

24

 

Polling methodology: The survey was conducted on May 23–24, 2020, on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis targeting voters nationwide with telephone calls placed by pollsters to landline and mobile phone numbers. Valid responses were received from a total of 2,373 persons, including 1,187 persons (out of 2,090 households found to have one or more eligible voters) for landline numbers and 1,186 persons (out of the 2,286 persons found to be eligible voters) for mobile numbers. The valid response rates were 57% for landline numbers and 52% for mobile numbers.

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