Asahi Shimbun April 2007 Opinion Poll
March 31 and April 1, 2007
April 3, 2007
The poll was conducted by telephone on March 31 and April 1, 2007, of voters from across Japan using a three-stage random sampling method (the Asahi RDD). The total number of those polled was 1831, with a 56% response rate. The numbers in [ ] are the percentages of those polled as compared to the entire population of those who answered. The numbers in ( ) are the results from a poll conducted March 10 and 11, 2007.
- Prime Minister Abe and his cabinet
- Nationwide local elections
- Performance of the government
Q1. Do you support the Abe cabinet?
|Do not support:||43% (41)|
QS1. Why? (Choose one of the following.) (The results in the left column are those 37% who answered “support,” and the numbers in the right column are the 43% who answered “do not support.”)
|Abe is the Prime Minister||21% (8)||5% (2)|
|The cabinet is primarily composed of LDP members||25% (9)||25% (11)|
|Policies of the cabinet||28% (10)||58% (25)|
|Just because||24% (9)||11% (5)|
Q2. Which political party do you currently support?
|Liberal Democratic Party||30% (32)|
|Democratic Party ofJapan||14% (12)|
|JapanCommunist Party||2% (2)|
|Social Democratic Party||1% (1)|
|The People’s New Party||0% (0)|
|The New Party ofJapan||0% (0)|
|Do not support any party||43% (45)|
|No answer/do not know||7% (5)|
Q3. The nationwide local elections are currently underway. Are you very interested, somewhat interested or not interested in the nationwide local elections?
Q4. To what degree are you satisfied with the government and politics of the city, ward, town or village in which you live? (Choose one.)
|Not very satisfied||44%|
|Not at all satisfied||9%|
Q5. To what degree are you concerned that the government of the city, ward, town or village in which you live might go bankrupt in the future? (Choose one.)
|Not very concerned||37%|
|Not at all concerned||8%|
Q6. The following question concerns regional income disparities. Do you think that regional income disparities are widening in Japan, or not?