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Over 60 pct find COVID-19 pre-emergency ineffective, Jiji poll

  • February 18, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 4:59 p.m.
  • English Press

Tokyo, Feb. 18 (Jiji Press)–Over 60 pct of people in Japan believe the government’s COVID-19 pre-emergency measures are not effective, a Jiji Press opinion survey showed.


The survey, conducted between Feb. 11 and Monday, found that the pre-emergency measures were considered ineffective by 61.5 pct of respondents.


The proportion of respondents who found the measures to be effective came in at 19.7 pct, while 18.8 pct said they had no opinion or did not know.


Of respondents who support the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, 25.8 pct said the measures were effective while 54.3 pct rated them negatively.


Among respondents who back Komeito, the LDP’s junior coalition partner, 25 pct said the measures were working while 50 pct said the opposite.


The survey also showed that 25.9 pct of all respondents believe the country’s rollout of COVID-19 booster vaccine shots is making steady progress and 59.3 pct said the opposite, while 14.8 pct answered neither or said they did not know.


The interview survey covered 2,000 people aged 18 or over across Japan. Valid responses came from 62.8 pct.

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