Asahi Shimbun Regular Public Opinion Poll (11/24/2014)

Key Issues
  • Support for Prime Minister Abe
  • Interest in the next election
  • Support for Prime Minister Abe's economic, security and nuclear policies
Dates Conducted

November 22-23, 2014

Date Released

November 24, 2014


From November 22 to 23, researcher called numbers nationwide(excluding certain districts in Fukushima)arbitrary formulated by the computer, also known as the “Asahi RDD” method. Out of numbers formulated by the computer. 2278 sets of numbers turned out to be valid home phone numbers. There were 1243 valid responses; therefore the response rate was 55%.  (Indicated numbers are in percentages. Decimal places are rounded off. Some questions and answers are omitted. Numbers within the parenthesis are results from November 19 to 20, 2014.)


Q1. Do you support Abe cabinet or not?

Yes 39(39)
No 40(40)


Q2. Which party do you currently support?

LDP 32(32)
DPJ 6(5)
Japan Restoration Party 1(1)
Komeito 1(1)
New generation’s Party 0(0)
Japan Communist Party 2(3)
People’s life Party 0(0)
Social Democratic Party 0(0)
New Party Daichi 0(0)
Sunrise Party 0(0)
New Renaissance Party 0(0)
Other 0(1)
Do not support a particular party 41(40)
No answer/Do not know 15(15)


Q3. If there would be House of Representatives election now, which party would you chose as proportional representation? Please choose from following options:

LDP 37(37)
DPJ 11(13)
Japan Restoration Party 6(6)
Komeito 5(4)
New generation’s Party 1(0)
Japan Communist Party 5(6)
People’s life Party 2(1)
Social Democratic Party 1(1)
New Party Daichi 0(0)
Sunrise Party 0(0)
New Renaissance Party 0(0)
Other 2(2)
No answer/Do not know 30(30)


Q4. To what extent do you have interests with next House of Representatives election?

Greatly 21
Somewhat 44
Not really 23
Not at all 4


Q5. Which outcome do you think would be the best in the next election?

Ruling party gets more seats 18
Opposition party gets more seats 36
Same number as before 31


Q6. When you vote in the next election, why would you choose a specific candidate? Please select from following two options.

Because I have certain expectations for that candidate 27
Because I don’t have any expectations, but I think he/she would be better than others 63


Q7. What do you think is the most the urgent matter for Japanese politics? Please select from the following options.

Make political environment stable 50
Change the current politics 43


Q8. Do you support PM Abe’s economic policies?

Yes 28
No 43


Q9. Do you support PM Abe’s diplomatic and security policies?

Yes 41
No 40



Q10. Do you support PM Abe’s social security policies?

Yes 27
No 55


Q11. Do you support PM Abe’s nuclear and energy security policies?

Yes 28
No 56


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