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Spot 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 Aug. 5–7, 2022.

 

Q: Do you support the Kishida Cabinet?

 

Yes

51(57)

No

34(32)

Other answers (O/A)

4(4)

No answer (N/A)

10(7)

 

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

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

35(38)

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

6(6)

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

5(5)

Komeito (Komeito)

3(3)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

3(3)

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

1(1)

Reiwa Shinsengumi (Reiwa Shinsengumi)

2(1)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

0(1)

NHK Party (NHK To)

0(1)

Sanseito (Sanseito)

2(2)

O/A

1(0)

None of the above (NOTA)

37(36)

N/A

4(3)

 

Q: In his cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Kishida Fumio retained core ministers, including the foreign minister and chief cabinet secretary, and appointed people to the positions of defense minister and health minister who have served in those posts in the past. Do you approve of the cabinet reshuffle overall?

 

Yes

45

No

34

N/A

21

 

Q: Kono Taro has been appointed digital minister in the reshuffled cabinet. Do you approve of this appointment?

 

Yes

63

No

21

N/A

17

 

Q: Hagiuda Koichi was appointed of the chairperson of the LDP Policy Research Council? Do you approve of this appointment?

 

Yes  

32

No

40

N/A

28

 

Q: Prime Minister Kishida has asked the new ministers and LDP executives to review their ties with the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (former Unification Church). Do you think this handling of the issue is adequate?

 

Yes

36

No

55

N/A

10

 

Q: How long would you like to see Prime Minister Kishida Fumio continue in office? Select one from the following four.*

 

For as long as possible  

21

Until his term as LDP president ends in September 2024

45

For about one year

19

I would like to see him replaced immediately

10

Other answers

0

N/A

5

 

Q: What issues, if any, will you like to see the Kishida Cabinet prioritize in particular going forward? Select one from the following seven.*

 

Economy and measures to counter the rise in commodity prices

32

COVID-19 countermeasures

9

Social security, including pensions

18

Education and measures to support childrearing

16

Diplomacy and security

11

Energy policy, including nuclear power

6

Constitutional amendment

4

O/A

1

None in particular

0

N/A

2

 

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

 

Yes

48

No

45

N/A

7

 

Q: China has heightened military pressure on Taiwan. Are you concerned that China will use armed force against Taiwan going forward?

 

Yes

80

No

15

N/A

5

 

Polling methodology: The nationwide spot survey was conducted on Aug. 10–11, 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 1,095 persons, including 448 persons (out of the 770 households with one or more eligible voters) for landline numbers and 647 persons (out of the 1,605 persons who answered) for mobile numbers. The valid response rates were 58% for landline numbers and 40% 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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