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OPINION POLLS

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 June 20–21, 2020.)

 

Q: Do you support the Abe cabinet?

 

Yes

33(31)

No

50(52)

 

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

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

30(29)

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

5(5)

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

1(1)

Komeito (Komeito)

3(3)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

2(3)

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

2(4)

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)

1(1)

Other political party

0(0)

None of the above (NOTA)

47(46)

No answer (N/A) + Don’t know (D/K)

8(8)

 

Q: If you were to cast your vote for the Lower House election now, which political party would you vote for in the proportional representation segment? (Select only one.)

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

35

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

13

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

3

Komeito (Komeito)

6

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

5

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

10

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

2

Party of Hope (Kibo no To)

1

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

2

Reiwa Shinsengumi (Reiwa Shinsengumi)

2

Other political party

3

N/A + D/K

18

 

Q: The terms of the current Lower House members expire in October 2021. When do you think the Lower House should be dissolved and a general election held?

 

Within this year

27

Next year

60

 

Q: How do you think the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games should be handled? (Select only one.)

 

They should be held next summer

33

They should be postponed again

32

They should be cancelled

29

 

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

 

Yes

32(38)

No

57(51)

 

Q: Do you think Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is demonstrating leadership in preventing the spread of the new coronavirus?

 

Yes

24

No

66

 

Q: On July 22, the government will launch the “Go To Travel” campaign, a tourism promotion campaign that offers discounts on domestic travel. Tokyo has been removed from the areas subject to discounts. Are you in favor of or opposed to the launching of this tourism promotion program on July 22?

 

In favor

19

Opposed

74

 

Q: Do you approve of the Abe administration’s handling of the “Go To Travel” campaign so far, including the selection of the campaign start date and the areas to which travel discounts apply?

 

Yes

18

No

74

 

Q: Do you think the government should issue another state-of-emergency declaration for certain areas in light of the recent resurgence in new coronavirus cases?

 

Yes

65

No

25

 

Q: How worried are you that there will be a resurgence of the new coronavirus? (Select only one.)

 

Very worried

58

Somewhat worried

36

Not very worried

4

Not worried at all

1

 

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

 

Yes

56(48)

No

42(50)

 

Q: Starting this month, convenience stores and supermarkets are required to charge for the plastic bags provided at checkout. Do you approve of this policy?

 

Yes

67

No

29

 

Q: Now that there is a charge for plastic bags at stores, are you bringing your own shopping bag more frequently?

 

Yes

63

No

31

 

Polling methodology: The survey was conducted on July 18–19, 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 2,097 persons, including 1,032 persons (out of 1,937 households found to have one or more eligible voters) for landline numbers and 1,065 persons (out of the 2,287 persons found to be eligible voters) for mobile numbers. The valid response rates were 53% for landline numbers and 47% for mobile numbers.

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