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Opinion poll & results from Mainichi Shimbun

Questions & answers (%)

(T = total; P = previous poll [conducted on May 21, 2022]; M = male; F = female)

 

Q: Do you support the Kishida Cabinet?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

48

(53)

47

51

No

44

(37)

48

37

No answer

9

(10)

6

12

 

Q: Which political party do you support?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP or Jiminto)

34

(37)

37

31

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

9

(8)

8

7

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

13

(11)

13

13

Komeito (Komeito)

6

(3)

4

8

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

3

(3)

4

2

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

6

(4)

6

8

Reiwa Shinsengumi (Reiwa Shinsengumi)

3

(3)

3

3

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1

(0)

1

2

NHK Party (NHK To)

2

(1)

2

1

Other political groups

3

(2)

4

2

None of the above (NOTA)

20

(28)

19

21

 

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

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

41

(41)

41

44

No

31

(31)

34

24

Unsure

27

(28)

25

31

 

Q: Do you wear a face mask when you go out as a COVID-19 prevention measure?

 

 

T

P

M

F

I wear a mask at all times

67

 

61

76

I do not where a mask if I am outside and there are few people around me

31

 

36

23

I do not wear a mask [at any time]

2

 

3

1

 

Q: The government has started to again allow foreign tourists to enter the country provided they are on a package tour. What do you think about this policy?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Appropriate

46

 

49

41

It is too early to start accepting foreign tourists

26

 

22

32

Japan should also accept foreign tourists who are not on a package tour

18

 

22

11

Don’t know

11

 

8

16

 

Q: Do you feel that your family finances are tight because of the rise in commodity prices?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

66

 

65

68

No

17

 

19

14

Unsure

16

 

15

18

 

Q: Do you approve of the Kishida administration’s handling of commodity prices?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

14

 

15

14

No

62

 

66

54

Don’t know

24

 

19

32

 

Q: Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has created the “asset-income doubling plan,” in which the Japanese people are asked to invest their savings. Do you approve of this plan?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

23

 

25

20

No

55

 

56

54

Don’t know

22

 

19

26

 

Q: The Upper House election will be announced on June 22 and held on July 10. Will you go vote in the election?

 

 

T

P

M

F

I will definitely go vote

72

 

75

68

I will probably go vote

21

 

20

22

I will not go vote

4

 

3

6

Don’t know

3

 

2

4

 

Q: Do you understand the Upper House electoral system?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Yes

76

 

84

65

No

23

 

16

35

 

Q: In the upcoming Upper House election, would you like to see the ruling parties or the opposition parties increase the number of seats they hold in the house?

 

 

T

P

M

F

Ruling parties

37

 

40

32

Opposition parties

42

 

43

40

Unsure

21

 

16

28

 

Q: In the Upper House election, 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)

29

(33)

32

24

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

10

(10

9

12

Komeito (Komeito)

6

(4)

5

9

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

17

(13)

17

17

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

7

(5)

6

10

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

5

(4)

7

3

Reiwa Shinsengumi (Reiwa Shinsengumi)

5

(3)

6

3

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1

(1)

1

2

NHK Party (NHK To)

2

(1)

2

2

Other political groups

4

(2)

5

3

None of the above (NOTA)

13

(23)

10

15

 

Notes: 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 June 18, 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 700 mobile numbers and 295 landline phone numbers.

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