- Support for Prime Minister Abe
- Views on improvements in Japan's economy
- Views on lowering the voting age
January 17-18, 2015
January 20, 2015
From January 17 to 18, 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. 3862 sets of numbers turned out to be valid home phone numbers. There were 1890 valid responses; therefore the response rate was 49%. (Indicated numbers are in percentages. Decimal places are rounded off. Some questions and answers are omitted. Numbers within the parentheses are results from December 15 to 16, 2014.)
Do you support Abe cabinet?
Why is your reasoning? (Participants chose their reasoning from a selection of answers. Answers on the left represent the 42% who support the Abe cabinet, and numbers on the right represent the 37% who do not support the Abe cabinet)
|Abe is the Prime Minister||10(4)||6(2)|
(To those who support Abe cabinet) Will you continue to support the Abe cabinet?
(To those who do not support the Abe cabinet) Will you continue not to support the Abe cabinet?
|Continue not to support||53 (20)|
|Might support the Abe cabinet||34(12)|
Which party do you currently support?
|Japan Restoration Party||3(4)|
|Next generation’s Party||0(0)|
|Japan Communist Party||4(4)|
|People’s Life Party||0(0)|
|Social Democratic Party||1(1)|
|New Renaissance Party||0(0)|
|Do not support a particular party||38(33)|
|No answer/Do not know||7(12)|
Do you expect that Japanese economy to improve under PM Abe’s policies?
During the past two years, do you think that Japanese economy has improved?
|Same as two years before||51|
During these two years, do you think that local economy has improved?
|Same as two years before||53|
Do you think PM Abe’s economic policies will improve local economy?
Do you want DPJ to get power again for competing with LDP?
Do you think DPJ should make a new party with other parties?
Do you agree with lowering voting age from 20 to 18?
Do you think that people have the abilities to select political parties and candidates appropriately at age 18?
Do you think that the younger generation’s voting rate would be improved if voting age is lowered from 20 to 18?
|Yes, voting rate will be improved||30|
|No, voting rate will not be improved||58|