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Over half of Japanese opposed to state funeral for Abe, media outlet public opinion polls

  • September 26, 2022
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

Over half of Japanese opposed to state funeral for Abe, media outlet public opinion polls

 

Previous poll

(conducted either in late July or August)

September poll

Yomiuri

46%

56%

(up 10 percentage points)

NHK

50%

56.7%

(up 6.7 points)

Asahi

50%

56%

(up 6 points)

Jiji Press

47.3%

51.9

(up 4.6 points)

Nikkei-TV Tokyo

47%

60%

(up13 points)

Kyodo News

53.3%

60.8%

(up 7.5 points)

Mainichi

53%

62%

(up 9 points)

Sankei-FNN

51.1%

62.3%

(up 11.2 points)

Notes: (1) All September polls, except for the Yomiuri survey, were conducted after Sept. 8 when Prime Minister Kishida Fumio gave an additional explanation at the Diet about the funeral. (2) The NHK and Yomiuri polls asked respondents: “Do you approve of the government’s decision to hold a state funeral?” (3) The results of the Kyodo News polls are the sum of “opposed” and “generally opposed.”

 

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