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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 June 3–5, 2022.

 

Q: Do you support the Kishida Cabinet?

 

Yes

57(64)

No

28(26)

Other answers (O/A)

2(5)

No answer (N/A)

13(6)

 

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

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

37(43)

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

6(4)

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

6(5)

Komeito (Komeito)

5(3)

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

1(1)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

2(2)

Reiwa Shinsengumi (Reiwa Shinsengumi)

1(1)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

0(0)

NHK Party (NHK To)

0(0)

O/A

1(1)

None of the above (NOTA)

35(38)

N/A

6(3)

 

Q: Are you interested in the July 10 Upper House election? Select one from the below four.*

 

Very interested

25

Somewhat interested

43

Not very interested

23

Not interested at all

8

N/A

0

 

Q: Which political party’s candidate or which political party do you plan to vote for in the proportional representation segment of the Upper House election? Select one from the below list.*

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

36

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

8

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

10

Komeito (Komeito)

6

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

2

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

3

Reiwa Shinsengumi (Reiwa Shinsengumi)

2

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1

NHK Party (NHK To)

1

Happiness Realization Party

0

Sanseito (Sanseito)

1

Other party

0

Undecided

23

N/A

7

 

Q: Would you like to see the ruling parties (LDP and Komeito) continue to hold the majority of seats in the House of Councillors as a result of the upcoming election?

 

Yes

53

No

34

D/K+N/A

13

 

Q: What policies or issues, if any, will you prioritize in particular when deciding which candidates or political parties to vote for in the Upper House election? Select as many as apply from the following.*

 

Economy and jobs

80

Measures to counter the rise in commodity prices

70

Fiscal reconstruction

50

COVID-19 countermeasures

46

Social security, including pensions

72

Measures to address the drop in the birthrate

61

Diplomacy and security

64

The environment and energy

62

Regional revitalization

54

Constitutional amendment

33

O/A

0

None in particular

2

N/A

1

 

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

 

Yes

63

No

31

N/A

7

 

Q: Do you approve of the Japanese government’s handling of the rise in prices so far?

 

Yes

20

No

71

N/A

8

 

Q: How much strain has the rise in prices placed on your household finances? Select one from the below four.*

 

Great strain

35

Some strain

48

Not much strain

13

No strain at all

3

N/A

0

 

Q: Japan’s defense spending is currently 5 trillion yen or about 1% of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP). Select the item below which is closest to your thinking about how the defense budget should be handled.*

 

Increase to 2% or more of GDP

15

Increase to between 1 and 2% of GDP

32

Keep at current level

37

Decrease

9

N/A

7

 

Q: Do you think Prime Minister Kishida is handling the Russian invasion of Ukraine appropriately?

 

Yes

53

No

36

N/A

11

 

Polling methodology: The nationwide survey was conducted on June 22–23, 2022, 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 1,585 persons, including 635 persons (out of the 1,224 households with one or more eligible voters) for landline numbers and 950 persons (out of the 2,420 persons who answered) for mobile numbers. The valid response rates were 52% for landline numbers and 39% 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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