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60 pct in Japan support dual surname system, Jiji poll

  • April 16, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 4:49 p.m.
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Tokyo, April 16 (Jiji Press)–Almost 60 pct of respondents in Japan are in favor of adopting a selective dual surname system for married couples, a Jiji Press survey for April showed Friday.


According to the survey, 59.7 pct support the system, which allows married couples to use different surnames, while 24.1 pct do not approve it.


Compared with a survey conducted in January, the share in favor of dual surnames was up 9.0 percentage points, while those against it fell by 1.4 points.


The latest survey also showed that 56.2 pct support legalizing same-sex marriage, while 21.9 pct oppose it. Of respondents who support the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, 48.3 pct are in favor of legalization, while 31.8 pct disapprove of it.


The survey was conducted from April 9 to Monday and covered 2,000 people aged 18 or older nationwide. Valid responses came from 63.6 pct.

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