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Kyodo News spot opinion poll & results from Tokyo Shimbun

Questions & answers (%)

(Figures in parentheses are the results of the survey conducted July 30–31, 2022.)

 

Q1: Do you support the Kishida Cabinet?

 

Yes

54.1

(51.0)

No

28.2

(29.5)

Don’t know (D/K) + No answer (N/A)

17.7

(19.5)

 

Q2: (Only for those who answered “yes” to the previous question) What is the primary reason for your approval of the Kishida Cabinet?

 

The prime minister is trustworthy

24.2

(16.3)

Because it’s a coalition cabinet of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan and Komeito

15.2

(18.9)

The prime minister has leadership ability

4.0

(6.9)

Something can be expected of its economic policies

5.9

(6.1)

Something can be expected of its foreign policy

6.4

 (6.7)

There’s no other appropriate person [for prime minister]

42.9

(43.2)

Other answers (O/A)

0.8

(1.2)

D/K+N/A

0.6

(0.7)

 

Q3: (Only for those who answered “no” to the first question) What is the primary reason for your disapproval of the Kishida Cabinet?

 

The prime minister is untrustworthy

12.0

(8.7)

Because it’s a coalition cabinet of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan and Komeito

22.8

(26.6)

The prime minister lacks leadership ability

12.9

(17.5)

Nothing can be expected of its economic policies

26.6

(29.8)

Nothing can be expected of its foreign policy

6.2

(5.4)

Don’t think the prime minister is appropriate for the position

12.0

(6.3)

O/A

4.0

(3.7)

D/K+N/A

3.5

(2.0)

 

Q4: Which political party do you support?

 

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP or Jiminto)

40.6

(41.0)

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

10.2

(7.0)

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

11.3

 (11.8)

Komeito (Komeito)

5.4

 (4.8)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

3.8

3.8 ()

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

3.0

(2.5)

Reiwa Shinsengumi (Reiwa Shinsengumi)

2.8

(2.3)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

0.5

(2.3)

NHK Party ((NHK To)

0.7

(0.3)

Sanseito (Sanseito)

1.6

(2.6)

Other political parties, groups

0.9

(0.9)

None of the above (NOTA)

16.6

(19.6)

D/K+N/A

2.6

(1.1)


Q5: Do you approve of the appointments made in the reshuffling of the cabinet and LDP executive lineup?

 

Yes

44.0

 

No

41.6

 

D/K+N/A

14.4

 

 

Q6: What issue do you think Prime Minister Kishida Fumio should prioritize the most going forward?

 

COVID-19 countermeasures

8.9

 

Economic policies and policies to address rising commodity prices

44.9

 

Pensions, medical care, and nursing care

12.7

 

Childrearing support and measures to address the drop in the birthrate

9.8

 

Nuclear power and energy policy

5.8

 

Diplomacy and security

11.8

 

Constitutional amendment

2.1

 

Regional revitalization

1.6

 

O/A

1.0

 

D/K+N/A

1.4

 

 

Q7: Do you approve of the government’s handling of COVID-19 to date?

 

Yes

54.6

(53.3)

No

42.7

(42.2)

D/K+N/A

2.7

(4.5)

 

Q8: Do you approve of Prime Minister Kishida Fumio’s handling of the rise in commodity prices?

 

Yes

25.4

(28.1)

No

67.4

(63.6)

D/K+N/A

7.2

(8.3)

 

Q9: The government has decided to hold a state funeral for former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. It will be held at government expense. Prime Minister Kishida has said that it is appropriate to hold an official state ceremony to express respect and condolences as an entire nation. Are you persuaded by this explanation?

 

Yes

42.5

 

No

56.0

 

D/K+N/A

1.5

 

 

Q10: Election support and other connections have been revealed between the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (former Unification Church) and LDP Diet members. Do you think that the LDP and its Diet members have adequately explained their ties?

 

Yes

6.9

 

No

89.5

 

D/K+N/A

3.6

 

 

Q11: Do you think politicians should cut their connections with the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (former Unification Church) and related organizations or do you think that is not necessary?

 

Politicians should cut ties

84.7

 

It is not necessary for politicians to cut ties

12.8

 

D/K+N/A

2.5

 

 

Notes: Figures rounded off. “0” indicates that the figure was below 0.5%.

 

Polling methodology: The survey was conducted [by Kyodo News] by telephone on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis on the afternoon of Aug. 10 through Aug. 11, 2022, targeting voters across the nation. However, the survey excluded landline numbers in some areas of Fukushima Prefecture. The survey covered 483 randomly selected households with eligible voters nationwide [by landline phone], with responses collected from 423 people. A total of 2,276 people were accessed through their mobile phones, of which 629 responded.

 

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