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Opinion poll & results from Yomiuri Shimbun

Questions & answers (%)

Asterisks indicate that the choices were read aloud to the respondent. Figures in parentheses denote the results of the survey conducted Nov. 1–2, 2021.

 

Q: Do you support the Kishida Cabinet?

 

Yes

62(56)

No

22(29)

Other answers (O/A)

6(2)

No answer (N/A)

10(14)

 

Q: (Only for those who answered “yes” to the foregoing question) Select only one from among the following six reasons for your approval of the Kishida Cabinet.*

 

Something can be expected of its policy measures

22

The prime minister has leadership ability

9

The prime minister is trustworthy

12

The Cabinet’s lineup is good

2

Because it’s a Liberal Democratic Party-led government

14

Because there is no one else who is suitable to be prime minister

39

O/A

N/A

1

 

Q: (Only for those who answered “no” to the foregoing question) Select only one from among the following six reasons for your disapproval of the Kishida Cabinet.*

 

Nothing can be expected of its policy measures

21

The prime minister lacks leadership ability

11

The prime minister is untrustworthy

9

The Cabinet’s lineup is not good

11

Because it’s a Liberal Democratic Party-led government

36

Because there are other people who are suitable to be prime minister

9

O/A

0

N/A

3

 

Q: Which political party do you support now? Name only one.

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

41(39)

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

7(11)

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

8(10)

Komeito (Komeito)

3(4)

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

1(2)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

2(2)

Reiwa Shinsengumi (Reiwa Shinsengumi)

1(2)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

0(1)

NHK Party (The Party Fighting against NHK in the Trial for Violating Article 72 of the Attorney Act) (NHK To [NHK to Saiban Shiteru To Bengoshiho 72-jo ihan de])

0(0)

O/A

1(0)

None of the above (NOTA)

32(26)

N/A

4(4)

 

Q: Do you approve of the Japanese government’s handling of COVID-19 so far?

 

Yes

55

No

36

N/A

9

 

Q: Do you approve of the government’s decision to spend a record 55.7 trillion yen for economic stimulus to balance COVID prevention measures and economic activities?

 

Yes

53

No

33

N/A

14

 

Q: Overall do you approve of the government’s giving benefits worth 100,000 yen to all children age 18 or under?

 

Yes

39

No

55

N/A

6

 

Q: Restrictions on food establishments and public events will not need to be reimposed — even during a state of emergency — thanks to a so-called vaccine-test package, which requires individuals to present proof that they have been vaccinated or that they have tested negative for COVID-19. Do you approve of this policy?

 

Yes

55

No

37

N/A

9

 

Q: Select the item below that is closer to your view on people’s traveling or returning to their hometowns during the New Year’s holiday.*

 

There is no problem provided thorough measures are taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19

48

People should refrain from traveling or returning to their hometowns because it might cause the spread of COVID-19

49

N/A

3

 

Q: The government has barred all new foreign visitors as a measure to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant. Do you approve of this government border-control measure?

 

Yes

89

No

8

N/A

3

 

Q: Are you concerned about a resurgence of COVID-19 in Japan? Select one from the following four.*

 

Very concerned

35

Somewhat concerned

53

Not very concerned

9

Not concerned at all

2

N/A

1

 

Q: Are you hopeful about Izumi Kenta, the new leader of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan?

 

Yes

34

No

46

N/A

21

 

Q: Do you think the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan should aim to take the reins of government by cooperating with the Japanese Communist Party going forward?

 

Yes

24

No

63

N/A

14

 

Q: Do you think the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan should actively participate in deliberations on constitutional amendment?

 

Yes

65

No

23

N/A

12

 

Polling methodology: The nationwide survey was conducted on Dec. 3–5, 2021, on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis and targeted voters aged 18 or over with calls placed to landline and mobile phone numbers. Valid responses were received from a total of 1,088 persons, including 435 persons (out of the 730 households with one or more eligible voters) for landline numbers and 653 persons (out of the 1,556 persons who answered) for mobile numbers. The valid response rates were 60% for landline numbers and 42% for mobile numbers. Figures are rounded off. In some graphs and charts, the total percentage may not add up to 100%. “0” indicates that the figure was below 0.5%, and “–” denotes that no respondents gave that answer.

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