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YOMIURI-GALLUP JOINT OPINION SURVEY DATA NOVEMBER 2007 (P07-40)

Yomiuri-Gallup Joint Opinion Survey Data November 2007

(The number is percentage. Words in parentheses were conducted in Japan only.)

The Gallup Organization conducted this survey through telephone interview with 1,000 national adults from November 9 to November 18 in 2007.

Male       46%

Female   54%

 

The Yomiuri Shimbun conducted this survey through telephone interview with 1,021 national adults from November 15 to November 18 in 2007.

Male       50%

Female   50%

Disclaimer

The Mansfield Foundation has posted this poll as it received it in English from the Yomiuri Shimbun.  The Foundation does not warrant the accuracy of the questions or the content. Terms of Use

 

1. I am going to read some various institutions in American (Japanese) society. Would you say that you "do" or "do not" have a lot of confidence in?

  The U.S. Japan
1.The President of the U.S. (Prime Minister) 36.2 40.4
2.The U.S.Congress (Japanese Diet) 31.9 23.2
3.Police department and public prosecutors offices 65.4 43.3
4.The courts 54.9 53.4
5.The military (Self-Defense-Forces) 77.8 46.8
6.Churches (Temples, Shrines, Churches) 75.3 41.1
7.Federal government agencies (Government agencies) 41.7 17.8
8.Local governments 49.1 37.1
9.Schools 63.7 44.9
10.Hospitals 74.0 54.3
11.Newspapers 48.6 61.1
12.TV stations 44.8 39.6
13.Major corporations 33.7 22.2
14.Labor unions 43.9 30.5
15.Other 10.2 0.8
16.None/No other 1.3 9.4
17.DK/NA --- 1.3

                                                                    

2. How would you rate relations between the United States and Japan at present?

 

  The U.S. Japan
1.Very good 9.4 1.9
2.Good 36.7 37.5
3.Just fair 30.9 22.9
4.Poor 7.3 29.5
5.Very poor 3.1 2.2
6.DK/NA 12.7 6.1

3. How much do you trust Japan (the U.S. )?

 

  The U.S. Japan
1.Very much 16.5 3.7
2.Some 44.3 30.1
3.Not very much 19.6 40.7
4.Not at all 10.0 13.1
5.DK/NA 9.5 12.3

4.With Japan’s new Prime Minister Fukuda now in office,do you think future relations between the United States and Japan will get better,get worse or stay tha same?

 

  The U.S. Japan
1.Get much better 2.5 0.7
2.Get better 17.7 8.2
3.Stay the same 45.1 74.1
4.Get worse 7.7 9.1
5.Get much worse 1.7 0.8
6.DK/NA 25.3 7.1

5. Which countries or regions do you think will become a military threat to the United States ( Japan )?

 

  The U.S. Japan
1.Japan (the United States) 25.5 25.8
2.South Korea 31.4 22.8
3.China 57.4 63.0
4.Association of Southeast Asian Nations 30.9 11.2
5.European Union 15.4 7.5
6.Russia 44.5 39.9
7.Taiwan 16.4 6.5
8.North Korea 64.5 73.7
9.India 18.8 14.2
10.Middle East 76.0 34.3
11.Central and South Pacific nations such as Australia and New Zealand 6.8 4.1
12.Africa 12.6 3.6
13.Latin America 20.6 10.6
14.Other 12.3 0.3
15.None, DK/NA 10.0 10.1

6.To what extent do you think the U.S.-Japan Security Agreements contributes to the security of the Asian-Pacific region?

 

  The U.S. Japan
1.Contributes greatly 14.7 18.6
2.Contributes somewhat 47.6 46.3
3.Does not contribute very much 12.6 14.5
4.Does not contribute at all 6.6 4.0
5.DK/NA 18.6 16.6

7.At present, the U.S. maintains many U.S. military bases in Japan under the U.S.-Japan Security Agreements. Do you think the scale of the U.S. military presence in Japan should be increased, maintained, reduced, or eliminated altogether?

 

  The U.S. Japan
1.Should be increased 8.1 1.3
2.Should be maintained 58.2 40.0
3.Should be reduced 12.1 42.2
4.Should be eliminated altogether 10.9 9.8
5.DK/NA 10.8 6.8

8.How worried are you that a major terrorist attack like the ones on New York and the Pentagon in September 2001, will happen again in the U.S. (will happen in Japan )?

 

  The U.S. Japan
1.Very worried 29.2 21.5
2.Somewhat worried 43.3 45.3
3.Not very worried 13.8 20.7
4.Not worried at all 11.9 8.5
5.DK/NA 1.9 3.9

9. Japan had performed logistical support activities such as dispatching Maritime Self-Defense Force vessels to the Indian Ocean and supplying fuel oil to the multinational force ships that are involved in anti-terrorist operations in Afghanistan . However Maritime Self-Defense Force terminated these activities because the law which had established these kinds of activities expired on November 1st. Do you agree or disagree that the refueling mission by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force should be resumed?

 

  The U.S. Japan
1. Largely agree 17.7 29.3
2. Somewhat agree 35.4 16.0
3. Somewhat disagree 7.9 13.4
4. Disagree 15.9 27.4
5. DK/NA 23.0 13.9

                       

10.Regarding North Korea , which issues should the U.S. and Japanese governments, working in cooperation, give priority to resolving?

 

  The U.S. Japan
1.Getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program 83.8 92.9
2.Getting North Korea to end its missile program and its missile launch 81.9 88.7
3.Resolving the cases involving the abduction of Japanese citizens by North Korea 61.1 87.0
4.Normalizing diplomatic relations between the U.S. (Japan) and North Korea 73.2 45.1
5.Providing economic aid to North Korea 38.2 24.3
6.Changing North Korea's political and economic systems 54.3 51.8
7.Other 2.5 0.3
8.None 5.2 1.1
9.DK/NA 1.2 1.9

11.The six-nation talks concerning the North Korean nuclear problem, which included Japan , the United States , China , South Korea , Russia and North Korea , are an attempt to get North Korea to abandon its program to develop nuclear weapons. Do you think that North Korea will actually abandon its nuclear weapons development program?

 

  The U.S. Japan
1. Think so 10.5 13.2
2. Somewhat think so 11.4 13.9
3. Don't really think so 16.0 16.7
4. Don't think so 55.9 42.3
5. DK/NA 6.1 13.9

12. The United States has designated North Korea as a “state sponsor of terrorism” and is currently carrying out economic sanctions against North Korea North Korea is demanding that the U.S. remove these sanctions.  The Japanese government has been urging the U.S. government not to remove its designation of North Korea as “state sponsor of terrorism” until the issue of North Korea ’s past abduction of Japanese citizens has been resolved. Do you agree or disagree that the U.S. should keep North Korea on the list of countries that are ‘state sponsors of terrorism” until the issue of North Korea ’s abduction of Japanese citizens is resolved?

 

  The U.S Japan
1. Largely agree 47.2 63.4
2. Somewhat agree 28.4 11.4
3. Somewhat disagree 5.7 4.5
4. Disagree 9.6 10.4
5. DK/NA 9.2 10.4

13. How would you rate relations between the United States ( Japan ) and China at present?

 

  The U.S. Japan
1.Very good 3.9 1.1
2.Good 25.9 29.6
3.Just fair 45.3 26.9
4.Poor 12.3 33.3
5.Very poor 4.6 4.0
6.DK/NA 8.0 5.1

14. How much do you trust China ?

 

  The U.S. Japan
1.Very much 4.0 1.5
2.Some 31.5 14.2
3.Not very much 34.4 45.1
4.Not at all 25.1 28.9
5.DK/NA 5.0 10.4

15. Which country, Japan or China , so you feel be more important to the United States ( Japan ) in the POLITICAL maters?

 

  The U.S. Japan
1.Japan 38.8  
2.The U.S.   44.6
3.China 39.6 34.4
4.Both equally 6.5 10.3
5.DK/NA 15.1 10.8

16. Which country, Japan or China , so you feel be more important to the United States ( Japan ) in the ECONOMIC maters?

  The U.S. Japan
1.Japan 32.2  
2.The U.S.   22.6
3.China 49.3 61.5
4.Both equally 6.7 6.1
5.DK/NA 11.8 9.8

 

17. How concerned are you about the safety of imported products from China ?

 

  The U.S Japan
1. Very concerned 56.1 75.0
2. Somewhat concerned 24.1 18.0
3. Not very concerned 9.6 4.0
4. Not concerned at all 7.8 0.7
5. DK/NA 2.3 2.3

18. Next August, the Olympic Games will be held in Beijing , China . Do you think that the operation of these Olympics will be successful?

 

  The U.S. Japan
1. Think they will be successful 49.7 21.4
2. Think they will be somewhat successful 35.0 25.0
3. Think they will not be successful very much 4.8 16.6
4. Not concerned at all 4.1 24.2
5. DK/NA 6.3 12.8

 

19. The consumption of oil and coal is causing an increase in greenhouse gases like CO2, which in turn contributes to the advancement of global warming. How concerned are you about global warming?

 

  The U.S. Japan
1. Very concerned 48.8 71.8
2. Somewhat concerned 26.8 20.2
3. Not very concerned 9.3 4.4
4. Not concerned at all 10.9 1.3
5. DK/NA 4.2 2.4

20.  The United States is not a member of the Kyoto protocol, an international agreement which prevents global warming and has been signed by many countries all over the world. Do you think that the United States should participate in the new international framework for preventing global warming?

 

  The U.S. Japan
1. Think so 62.6 89.2
2. Somewhat think so 11.0 3.7
3. Don't really think so 5.4 0.7
4. Don't think so 12.6 0.8
5. DK/NA 8.5 5.6

 

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