- Support for Prime Minister Abe
- Views on Okinawa
April 18-19, 2015
April 21, 2015
Researchers called citizens across the country (excluding certain districts in Fukushima) on April 18 and 19. The phone numbers were generated randomly using the “Asahi RDD” method. 3901 of the total computer-generated numbers represented valid home phone numbers, including 1894 homes in Okinawa.
The response rate was 49% (59% in Okinawa) of the total homes called, with 1894 valid responses. 1109 of these valid responses were from Okinawa residents.
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 March 14-15, 2015 poll. Numbers represent nationwide data, unless indicated otherwise as specific to Okinawa.
1) Do you support the Abe cabinet?
2) Why do you support or not support the Abe cabinet? (Participants chose from a selection of possible answers. The left data column represents the 44% who support the Abe cabinet, and the right data column represents the 35% who do not support the Abe cabinet)
|Abe is the Prime Minister||10 (4)||7 (2)|
|LDP-centered cabinet||25 (11)||24 (9)|
|Policy aspect||40 (17)||57 (20)|
|No particular reason||23 (10)||10 (4)|
3) To those who support 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?
5) Which party do you currently support?
|Japan Restoration Party||3 (2)|
|Party for Future Generations||0 (0)|
|Japan Communist Party||5 (3)|
|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||34 (37)|
|No answer/Do not know||10 (8)|
|Japan Restoration Party||2|
|Party for Future Generations||0|
|Japan Communist Party||3|
|People’s Life Party||0|
|Social Democratic Party||3|
|New Renaissance Party||0|
|Do not support a particular party||47|
|No answer/Do not know||18|
6) Do you think PM Abe’s economic policies will improve the Japanese economy?
7) Do you think PM Abe’s economic policies will increase wages and reduce the unemployment rate?
8) Judging by your own experience, do you believe the economy has recovered since PM Abe took office?
9) Do you support the relocation of Futenma Air Base to Henoko, Nago city?
10) What is the most preferable solution to the Futenma issue?
|Relocate the base within Okinawa||27||15|
|Relocate the base to the mainland||15||20|
|Relocate the base overseas||45||59|
11) PM Abe is moving forward with plans to relocate the Futenma Air Base to Henoko. Do you support PM Abe’s response to the Futenma relocation issue?
12) Governor Onaga of Okinawa opposes the Henoko relocation, and working to halt preparations. Do you support him?
13) On April 17th, PM Abe and Governor Onaga met for the first time to discuss the Futenma issue. Do you support these talks?
14) Do you think U.S. bases are necessary to ensure Japan’s national security?
|Not so necessary||20||27|
15) PM Abe argues that “relocation to Henoko is the only possible solution” to the Futenma issue. Do you agree with this statement?
16) 74% of American military bases and facilities are located in Okinawa. Do you find it strange that Okinawa is forced to bear a greater burden than the mainland? Or do you find that this burden cannot be helped, for geographical and historical reasons?
|Yes, it is strange||45||67|
|It can’t be helped||43||26|
17) Asked only to Okinawa residents: Do you support Governor Onaga?
18) Asked only to Okinawa residents: Do you believe PM Abe takes the opinions of Okinawans into account, with regard to the Futenma issue?
19) Asked only to Okinawa residents: How important are U.S. bases to Okinawa’s economy?
|Not very important||32|