Nikkei Shimbun June 2010 Emergency Telephone Opinion Poll (10-16)

Nikkei Shimbun June 2010 Emergency Telephone Opinion Poll

Dates Conducted
June 8 and 9, 2010

Methodology
Nationwide poll. See below for age and gender breakdown

Key Issues

  • Support for the Kan cabinet
  • House of Councillors election

Link to Original Source
http://www.nikkei-r.co.jp/phone/results/popup/y201006a.html

Disclaimer
The Mansfield Foundation is responsible for the translation of this Nikkei Shimbun poll, subject to the Mansfield Foundation Terms of Use.

 

Survey

*All numbers are percentages

*Numbers in parentheses are the total number of respondents

Q1.  Do you support or not support the Kan cabinet? (N=888)

Support 57
Do not support 19
Cannot say/Do not know 23

SQ1.  [For those who answered “Cannot say”/”Do not know”] Which of the following is closest to your feelings? (N=207)

Support 46
Do not support 11
Cannot say/Do not know 44

[Total (combined) approval rating (N=888)]

Support 68
Do not support 22
Cannot say/Do not know 10

 

SQ2.  [For those who answered “Support”] What are the reasons you support the cabinet?  Please choose all that apply from the following eight answers: (N=605)

Because it is a DPJ cabinet 26
Because it has good policies 11
Because it is internationally minded 3
Because it has good leadership 18
Because it is stable 15
Because of the trustworthy character of its members 47
Because it is politically clean 28
Because its management of government and party is good 18
Other 5
Cannot say/Do not know 7

SQ3.  [For those who answered “Do not support”] What are the reasons you do not support the cabinet?  Please choose all that apply from the following eight answers: (N=193)

Because it is a DPJ cabinet 43
Because its policies are bad 28
Because it is not internationally minded 20
Because of its lack of leadership 21
Because it is not stable 29
Because its members are not trustworthy 19
Because it is not clean politically 9
Because its management of government and party is bad 35
Other 3
Cannot say/Do not know 7

 

Q2.  Which political party do you currently support?  Please choose only one. (N=888)

Democratic Party ofJapan 41
Liberal Democratic Party 16
New Komeito 4
JapanCommunist Party 2
Social Democratic Party 2
The People’s New Party 0
Your Party 4
New Renaissance Party 0
SunriseParty ofJapan 0
The New Party ofJapan 0
Other political party 0
Do not favor any political party 25
Cannot say/Do not know 5

SQ1.  [For those who answered “Do not support any party” or “Cannot say/Do not know”] If you had to name one, which political party would you favor? (N=268)

Democratic Party ofJapan 20
Liberal Democratic Party 13
New Komeito 1
JapanCommunist Party 2
Social Democratic Party 2
The People’s New Party 0
Your Party 9
New Renaissance Party 1
SunriseParty ofJapan 2
The New Party ofJapan 0
Other political party 1
Do not favor any political party 31
Cannot say/Do not know 17

[Support + Preferred Parties (N=888)]

Democratic Party ofJapan 47
Liberal Democratic Party 20
New Komeito 4
JapanCommunist Party 2
Social Democratic Party 2
The People’s New Party 0
Your Party 7
New Renaissance Party 1
SunriseParty ofJapan 1
The New Party ofJapan 1
Other political party 1
Do not favor any political party 9
Cannot say/Do not know 5

Q3.  How do you evaluate the new faces amongst the Kan cabinet and DPJ leaders? (N=888)

Positively 63
Not positively 16
Neither 13
Cannot say/Do not know 8

SQ1.  [For those who answered “Positively”] What is the biggest reason for your evaluation? Please choose one from the following answers: (N=557)

Prime Minister’s intentions were respected 6
The importance of merit was stressed 12
Progress has been made in the appointment of young people 28
Progress has been made in the appointment of women 1
Stability 1
Cabinet includes members of The People’s New Party 2
Has distanced themselves from former Secretary-General Ichiro Ozawa 47
Other 1
Cannot say/Do not know 1

SQ2.  [For those who answered “Not positively”] What is the biggest reason for your evaluation? Please choose one from the following seven answers: (N=146)

Prime Minister’s intentions were neglected 3
The importance of merit was neglected 4
Progress has not been made in the appointment of young people 17
Progress has not been made in the appointment of women 6
Instability 26
Cabinet includes members of The People’s New Party 9
Have distanced themselves from former Secretary-General Ichiro Ozawa 10
Other 10
Cannot say/Do not know 15

 

Q4.  Which policy issue would you like the Kan cabinet to focus on?  Please choose as many as you’d like from the following: (N=888)

Economy and employment 58
Social security such as pensions 51
Declining birth rate and child care 25
Tax reform such as the consumption tax 34
Diplomacy/national security 25
Central government reform 22
Decentralization 14
Politics and money 31
Other 1
Cannot say/Do not know 4

Q5. Following the next House of Councillors election, there are those within the DPJ that are considering reforming the tax system, for example raising the consumption tax.  What are your thoughts on this issue? (N=888)

Support 59
Against 27
Neither 9
Cannot say/Do not know 5

Q6.  What kind of relationship do you think Prime Minister Kan should retain with former DPJ Secretary-General Ozawa? (N=888)

Should cooperate with Mr. Ozawa 13
Should distance himself from Mr. Ozawa 34
Should abate Mr. Ozawa’s influence 44
Other 1
Cannot say/Do not know 7

Q7.  In this summer’s House of Councillors election, which party or which candidate’s party will you vote for? (N=888)

Democratic Party ofJapan 41
Liberal Democratic Party 17
New Komeito 5
JapanCommunist Party 2
Social Democratic Party 2
The People’s New Party 1
Your Party 7
New Renaissance Party 1
SunriseParty ofJapan 1
The New Party ofJapan 1
Other political party 1
Have not yet decided 13
Will not vote 0
Cannot say/Do not know 8

 

Q8.  What is the most desirable form of administration? (N=888)

Administration centered on the DPJ 29
DPJ-only administration 17
Administration centered on the LDP 8
LDP-only administration 4
A grand coalition that includes the DPJ and LDP 24
Other 4
Cannot say/Do not know 15

Q9.  In the future, which politician would you like to see demonstrate greater influence over Japanese politics? Please choose one from the following: (N=888)

NaotoKan 23
Yukio Edano 8
Katsuya Okada 6
Ichiro Ozawa 1
Shinji Tarudoko 1
Yukio Hatoyama 1
Seiji Maehara 16
Sadakazu Tanigaki 2
Shigeru Ishiba 6
Yoichi Masuzoe 11
Yoshimi Watanabe 7
Other 5
Cannot say/Do not know 12

 

Polling Information

F1. Gender (Determined by the polltaker) (N=888)

Male 47
Female 53
Unknown 0

F2.  How old are you? (N=888)

20s 5
30s 13
40s 15
50s 17
60s 26
70 years old or older 20
Refused to answer 4

Average Age: 56.0 years

 

F3. What is your occupation? (N=888)

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries 4
Employee (company or governmental employee, teacher, etc.) 35
Self-owned business, self-employed (including a homemaker) 12
Full-time housewife (without job only) 21
Student 1
Unemployed 23
Refused to answer 4

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