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Opinion poll & results from Mainichi Shimbun

Questions & answers (%)

(T = total; P = previous poll [conducted on Jan. 22, 2022]; M = male; F = female)

 

Q: Do you support the Kishida Cabinet?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

45

(52)

46

44

No

46

(36)

47

42

No answer

10

(12)

7

14

 

Q: Do you approve of the Kishida administration’s handling of the novel coronavirus?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

27

(31)

29

23

No

51

(39)

51

50

Unsure

22

(30)

20

27

 

Q: Do you think the quasi-state of emergency measures should be further strengthened or eased?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Strengthened

28

 

28

29

Eased

40

 

46

30

Fine as they are now

26

 

22

32

Don’t know

6

 

4

9

 

Q: Do you want to have a third dose of the COVID vaccine at an early date?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

56

(61)

59

51

No

17

(21)

17

17

I have already had a third shot

17

(3)

14

23

I have not had a second shot yet

5

(6)

6

4

Don’t know

5

(8)

4

6

 

Q: Do you care whether you have the Pfizer vaccine or the Moderna vaccine?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

45

 

42

52

No

44

 

50

35

Unsure

11

 

8

13

 

Q: Do you think the rollout of vaccinations is slow in Japan?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

63

 

62

66

No

29

 

32

23

Don’t know

8

 

5

11

 

Q: Vaccinations have started for children age 5 through 11. What are your views on this?

 

 

T

P

M

F

I would like to see as many children as possible be vaccinated

46

 

52

37

Only those children at high risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID should be vaccinated

27

 

25

30

Children do not need to be vaccinated

13

 

13

14

Don’t know

13

 

10

20

 

Q: Are you concerned that Russia will invade Ukraine?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Very concerned

47

 

50

40

Somewhat concerned

39

 

38

44

Not very concerned

6

 

5

7

Not particularly concerned

4

 

5

3

Don’t know

4

 

2

6

 

Q: Are you concerned that North Korea has repeatedly launched missiles since the start of the year?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Very concerned

41

 

40

42

Somewhat concerned

37

 

35

41

Not very concerned

13

 

15

9

Not particularly concerned

8

 

9

5

Don’t know

1

 

1

2

 

Q: Sapporo City is aiming to bring the 2030 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games to its city. What do you think about this?

 

 

T

P

M

F

In favor

45

 

49

39

Opposed

34

 

34

36

Unsure

21

 

17

25

 

Q: Which political party do you support?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP or Jiminto)

35

(30)

38

31

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

8

(9)

8

7

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

16

(18)

15

18

Komeito (Komeito)

3

(3)

3

3

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

4

(4)

5

2

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

4

(3)

3

4

Reiwa Shinsengumi (Reiwa Shinsengumi)

3

(4)

4

3

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1

(0)

1

1

NHK Party (Party That Protects People Who Do Not Pay the NHK License Fee (NHK To [NHK Jushinryo wo Harawanai Kokumin wo Mamoru To])

1

(1)

1

0

Other political groups

1

(1)

0

1

None of the above (NOTA)

25

(25)

22

30

 

Q: An Upper House election will be held this summer. Which political party do you plan to vote for in the proportional representation segment of that election?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP or Jiminto)

31

(27)

35

26

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

9

(11)

10

9

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

19

(21)

19

19

Komeito (Komeito)

3

(4)

3

4

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

4

(4)

5

3

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

5

(5)

4

6

Reiwa Shinsengumi (Reiwa Shinsengumi)

4

(3)

5

2

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1

(1)

1

1

NHK Party (Party That Protects People Who Do Not Pay the NHK License Fee (NHK To [NHK Jushinryo wo Harawanai Kokumin wo Mamoru To])

1

(1)

1

0

Other political groups

2

(1)

2

1

None of the above (NOTA)

20

(22)

16

28

 

Notes: 1. Figures rounded off. “0” indicates that the figure was below 0.5%, and “–” denotes that no respondents gave that answer. “No answer” omitted.

 

Polling methodology: The survey was conducted by the Social Survey Research Center and the Mainichi Shimbun on Feb. 19, 2022, of those 18 years old or older. A computer-aided random digit sampling (RDS) method was used to generate phone numbers (both landlines and cell phones) randomly by computer, and an interactive voice response system was used to call those numbers. For mobile phones, people were asked through audio guidance to cooperate in the survey, and those who agreed to participate were sent a short message service (SMS) text message providing a link to an online answer form. For landline phones, respondents were asked questions by interactive voice response system and pushed buttons on their phones to indicate their answer. The target number of valid responses was set at 700 for mobile phones and 300 for landlines phones. Valid responses were received from 734 mobile numbers and 316 landline phone numbers.

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