Asahi Shimbun/Dong-A Ilbo June 2010 Joint Public Opinion Poll
June 10, 2010 (Morning edition of the Asahi Shimbun)
All numbers are percentages. Decimals were rounded up.
Surveys were mailed out April 20 and by May 25 Asahi Shimbun had received 2,392 responses.
3,000 voters were chosen nationwide and surveys conducted via mailing. Subjects were selected using a two-stage stratified random sampling method. To reflect a microcosm of voters nationwide, 339 voting districts were selected and an average of nine voters were chosen from each district. The surveys were mailed out on April 20 and by May 25 received a total of 2,392 responses. When surveys containing a large number of non-responses and completed by subjects other than intended were removed, the total valid responses was 2,347 and a 78% response rate. 46% were male respondents and 54% were female. Age distribution: 20% were in their 20s, 17% in their 30s, 15% in their 40s, 18% in their 50s, 20% in their 60s, 12% in their 70s, and 7% in their 80s.
South Korean Poll
June 3, 2010
Conducted by Dong-A Ilbo through a private research organization. Men and women over the age of 19 were selected nationwide and the survey was conducted on June 3 by telephone. 1,000 valid responses were received. 44% were male respondents and 56% were female. Age distribution: 11% were under 30, 17% were in their 30s, 24% were in their 40s, and 48% were in their 50s.
Q1. Exactly 100 years ago in 1910 Japan annexed Korea and Korea was under colonial rule until 1945. Were you aware or not of this?
|Was not aware||26||-|
Q2. Do you like, hate or feel neither towards South Korea ?
Q3. To what extent do you feel an affinity with South Korea ( Japan )? Please choose one from the following:
|Not very familiar||34||42|
Q4. Do you think current relations between Japan and South Korea are going well or not well?
Q5. Do you think Japan-South Korean relations will in the future develop positively, negatively or not change?
Q6. Do you think Japan ’s colonial rule and other historical problems have been settled or not settled?
Q7. Do you think Japan has sufficiently apologized for the annexation and colonization of the Korean Peninsula ?
|Not sufficiently apologized||30||97|
Q8. Do you think it is necessary or not necessary for Japan to review compensation for victims of colonial rule?
|Necessary to review||30||89|
|No necessary to review||57||8|
Q9. Postwar, a visit by the emperor to South Korea has not materialized. Are you for or against a visit to South Korea by the emperor?
Q10. What are your thoughts on the Japanese emperor visiting South Korea ? Please choose one:
Q11. Are you for or against allowing foreigners living in Japan , including Koreans, the right to vote in local elections?
Q12. Both Japan and South Korea have claimed sovereignty over Terashima in the Japan Sea . Do you think the Terashima issue should be resolved quickly or is it not necessary to rush into a settlement?
|Should reach a settlement quickly||47||-|
|Not necessary to rush into a settlement||46||-|
Q13. Do you think South Korea is on par or not with Japan in the areas of industry and trade?
|Not on par||46||55|
Q14. There is an idea to create an “East Asian Community” to strengthen cooperation in areas of trade, finance, and policy amongst Japan , South Korea , China , and Southeast Asian countries. Do you support or not support this idea of an “East Asian Community?”
|Do not support||31||-|
Q15. Of the following four countries, with which country should Japan ( South Korea ) emphasize relations with most? Please choose one:
Q16. Of the following four countries, which country poses the biggest threat to Japan ( South Korea )? Please choose one:
Q17. Which area is most important in deepening mutual understanding between Japan and South Korea ? Please choose one:
|Cooperation in areas of economy and technology||44||-|
|Human flows such as studying abroad||15||-|
|Joint study of history||11||-|
|Review of apology and compensation||9||-|
Q18. This year marks the 100th year since Japan ’s forced annexation of Korea. What do you think is most needed in the next century for both South Korea and Japan ? Please choose one:
|An apology that will satisfy the Korean people||-||27|
|Improve awareness ofJapanthrough comprehensive engagement withSouth Korea||-||5|
|Joint research to match the perception of history||-||21|
|Educate future generations on the history of the past||-||21|
|Expansion of wide-ranging exchanges between the people ofSouth KoreaandJapan||-||21|
Q19. Currently, Japan does not have diplomatic relations with North Korea . Do you think it is better or not for Japan to have diplomatic relations with North Korea ?
|Better to have diplomatic relations||12||-|
|Better not to have diplomatic relations||82||-|
Q20. Currently, the Korean peninsula is divided into two countries, South Korea and North Korea . Do you think in the future the two countries will be united or not?
|Will be united||28||-|
|Will not be united||67||-|
Q21. To what extent does North Korea ’s nuclear program make you uneasy? Please choose one:
|Not very uneasy||8||-|
|Do not feel uneasy||-||21|
Q22. To what extent is it necessary for South Korea and Japan to cooperate in resolving the North Korean nuclear issue? Please choose one:
|Cooperation is necessary||-||39|
|Somewhat requires cooperation||-||49|
|Cooperation is not necessary||-||8|
Q23. Do you support or not humanitarian aid to North Korea such as food aid by the international community?
|Do not support||61||-|
Q24. How frequently do you consume South Korean (Japanese) ingredients or cuisine on a regular basis? Please choose one:
|Not very frequently||39||38|
Q25. In recent years, movies, dramas, and South Korean (Japanese) pop culture have been introduced to Japan ( South Korea ). How frequently do you watch South Korean (Japanese) movies or dramas? Please choose one:
|Not very frequently||34||36|
Q26. Who do you think of when you think of someone South Korean? Please answer with one name. ( Japan only)
Q27. If you had the opportunity would you like to learn Korean, have you previously learnt Korean or do you not want to learn Korean?
|Would like to learn Korean||26||-|
|Previously learnt Korean||4||-|
|Do not want to learn Korean||67||-|
World Cup Soccer
Q28. In June, the World Cup will take place in South Africa . How far do you think the Japanese will make it in the tournament? Please choose one:
|Will not pass the first stage||45||-|
|Will pass the first stage||27||-|
|Will make the quarter-finals||12||-|
|Will make the semi-finals||5||-|
|Will make the final||2||-|
Q29. How far do you think South Korea will make it in the World Cup? Please choose one:
|Will not pass the first stage||-||9|
|Will pass the first stage||-||56|
|Will make the quarter-finals||-||17|
|Will make the semi-finals||-||4|
|Will make the final||-||3|
Q30. How far do you think Japan will make it in the World Cup? Please choose one:
|Will not pass the first stage||-||53|
|Will pass the first stage||-||29|
|Will make the quarter-finals||-||4|
|Will make the semi-finals||-||1|
|Will make the final||-||1|