- Support for Prime Minister Abe
- Views on Fukushima
- Views on Prime Minister’s talk on historical issues
February 14-15, 2015
February 17, 2015
Researchers phoned citizens across the country (excluding certain districts in Fukushima) on February 14 and 15. The phone numbers were generated randomly using the “Asahi RDD” method. 3932 of the total computer-generated numbers represented valid home numbers. Out of this total the response rate was 47%, with 1840 valid responses.
Notes on poll information: Poll numbers are percentages. Decimals are rounded to the nearest whole number.Some questions and answers have been abbreviated. Numbers in parentheses are results from an earlier January 17- 18, 2015 poll.
1) Do you support the Abe cabinet?
2) Why do you support or not support the Abe cabinet? (Participants chose from a selection of answers. The left data column represents the 42% who support the Abe cabinet, and the right data column represents the 37% who do not support the Abe cabinet)
|Abe is the Prime Minister||11 (5)||11 (3)|
|LDP-centered cabinet||24 (12)||23 (7)|
|Policy aspect||43 (21)||54 (16)|
|No particular reason||18 (9)||10 (3)|
3) To those who support the Abe cabinet: Will you continue to support the Abe cabinet?
4) To those who do not support the Abe cabinet: Will you continue to withhold support from the Abe cabinet?
|May support the cabinet in the future||34 (10)|
5) Which party do you currently support?
|Japan Restoration Party||2 (3)|
|Next generation’s Party||0 (0)|
|Japan Communist Party||4 (4)|
|People’s Life Party||0(0)|
|Social Democratic Party||1 (1)|
|Genki Party||0 (0)|
|Sunrise Party||0 (0)|
|New Renaissance Party||0 (0)|
|Do not support a particular party||35 (38)|
|No answer/Do not know||7 (7)|
6) Do you support the government’s handling of the IS hostage crisis?
7) How much do you worry that terrorists will target Japanese citizens again?
|Not at all||2|
8) PM Abe continues to send refugee support and food aid to the Middle East, even in the wake of the hostage crisis. Do you support this decision?
9) Do you support the use of nuclear energy?
10) Do you think citizens are beginning to pay less attention to victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster?
11) Do you generally refrain from buying food made in Fukushima?
12) Shibuya, Tokyo will issue certificates to same-sex couples, and request that Shibuya residents and companies treat these same-sex couples equally to opposite sex married couples. Do you support this?
13) Do you think same-sex marriage should be legal?
14) This year marks the 70th anniversary of World War II. The government issued statements on the 50th and 60th anniversaries respectively, which acknowledged Japan’s responsibility for inflicting widespread suffering in Asia during the war. The statements included language such as “serious reflection” and “heartfelt apology” with reference to the colonization and invasion of Asia.
Do you support these statements?
15) The government will issue another statement this year. Do you think this year’s statement should also contain the words “colonization and invasion,” “serious reflection,” and “heartfelt apology”?