Gallup: November 9 – 18, 2007 — Yomiuri: November 15 – 18, 2007
The Gallup Organization conducted this survey through telephone interview with 1,000 national adults from November 9 to November 18 in 2007.
The Yomiuri Shimbun conducted this survey through telephone interview with 1,021 national adults from November 15 to November 18 in 2007.
(Numbers are percentages. Words in parentheses were conducted in Japan only.)
Q1. I am going to read some various institutions in American (Japanese) society. Would you say that you “do” or “do not” have a lot of confidence in?
|1.The President of the U.S. (Prime Minister)||36.2||40.4|
|2.The U.S.Congress (Japanese Diet)||31.9||23.2|
|3.Police department and public prosecutors offices||65.4||43.3|
|5.The military (Self-Defense-Forces)||77.8||46.8|
|6.Churches (Temples, Shrines, Churches)||75.3||41.1|
|7.Federal government agencies (Government agencies)||41.7||17.8|
Q2. How would you rate relations between the United States and Japan at present?
Q3. How much do you trust Japan (the U.S. )?
|3.Not very much||19.6||40.7|
|4.Not at all||10.0||13.1|
Q4.With Japan’s new Prime Minister Fukuda now in office,do you think future relations between the United States and Japan will get better,get worse or stay the same?
|1.Get much better||2.5||0.7|
|3.Stay the same||45.1||74.1|
|5.Get much worse||1.7||0.8|
Q5. Which countries or regions do you think will become a military threat to the United States ( Japan )?
|1.Japan (the United States)||25.5||25.8|
|4.Association of Southeast Asian Nations||30.9||11.2|
|11.Central and South Pacific nations such as Australia and New Zealand||6.8||4.1|
Q6.To what extent do you think the U.S.-Japan Security Agreements contributes to the security of the Asian-Pacific region?
|3.Does not contribute very much||12.6||14.5|
|4.Does not contribute at all||6.6||4.0|
Q7.At present, the U.S. maintains many U.S. military bases in Japan under the U.S.-Japan Security Agreements. Do you think the scale of the U.S. military presence in Japan should be increased, maintained, reduced, or eliminated altogether?
|1.Should be increased||8.1||1.3|
|2.Should be maintained||58.2||40.0|
|3.Should be reduced||12.1||42.2|
|4.Should be eliminated altogether||10.9||9.8|
Q8.How worried are you that a major terrorist attack like the ones on New York and the Pentagon in September 2001, will happen again in the U.S. (will happen in Japan )?
|3.Not very worried||13.8||20.7|
|4.Not worried at all||11.9||8.5|
Q9. Japan had performed logistical support activities such as dispatching Maritime Self-Defense Force vessels to the Indian Ocean and supplying fuel oil to the multinational force ships that are involved in anti-terrorist operations in Afghanistan . However Maritime Self-Defense Force terminated these activities because the law which had established these kinds of activities expired on November 1st. Do you agree or disagree that the refueling mission by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force should be resumed?
|1. Largely agree||17.7||29.3|
|2. Somewhat agree||35.4||16.0|
|3. Somewhat disagree||7.9||13.4|
Q10.Regarding North Korea , which issues should the U.S. and Japanese governments, working in cooperation, give priority to resolving?
|1.Getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program||83.8||92.9|
|2.Getting North Korea to end its missile program and its missile launch||81.9||88.7|
|3.Resolving the cases involving the abduction of Japanese citizens by North Korea||61.1||87.0|
|4.Normalizing diplomatic relations between the U.S. (Japan) and North Korea||73.2||45.1|
|5.Providing economic aid to North Korea||38.2||24.3|
|6.Changing North Korea’s political and economic systems||54.3||51.8|
Q11.The six-nation talks concerning the North Korean nuclear problem, which included Japan, the United States, China, South Korea, Russia, and North Korea, are an attempt to get North Korea to abandon its program to develop nuclear weapons. Do you think that North Korea will actually abandon its nuclear weapons development program?
|1. Think so||10.5||13.2|
|2. Somewhat think so||11.4||13.9|
|3. Don’t really think so||16.0||16.7|
|4. Don’t think so||55.9||42.3|
Q12. The United States has designated North Korea as a “state sponsor of terrorism” and is currently carrying out economic sanctions against North Korea North Korea is demanding that the U.S. remove these sanctions. The Japanese government has been urging the U.S. government not to remove its designation of North Korea as “state sponsor of terrorism” until the issue of North Korea ’s past abduction of Japanese citizens has been resolved. Do you agree or disagree that the U.S. should keep North Korea on the list of countries that are ‘state sponsors of terrorism” until the issue of North Korea ’s abduction of Japanese citizens is resolved?
|1. Largely agree||47.2||63.4|
|2. Somewhat agree||28.4||11.4|
|3. Somewhat disagree||5.7||4.5|
Q13. How would you rate relations between the United States ( Japan ) and China at present?
Q14. How much do you trust China ?
|3.Not very much||34.4||45.1|
|4.Not at all||25.1||28.9|
Q15. Which country, Japan or China , so you feel be more important to the United States ( Japan ) in the POLITICAL maters?
Q16. Which country, Japan or China , so you feel be more important to the United States ( Japan ) in the ECONOMIC maters?
Q17. How concerned are you about the safety of imported products from China ?
|1. Very concerned||56.1||75.0|
|2. Somewhat concerned||24.1||18.0|
|3. Not very concerned||9.6||4.0|
|4. Not concerned at all||7.8||0.7|
Q18. Next August, the Olympic Games will be held in Beijing , China . Do you think that the operation of these Olympics will be successful?
|1. Think they will be successful||49.7||21.4|
|2. Think they will be somewhat successful||35.0||25.0|
|3. Think they will not be successful very much||4.8||16.6|
|4. Not concerned at all||4.1||24.2|
Q19. The consumption of oil and coal is causing an increase in greenhouse gases like CO2, which in turn contributes to the advancement of global warming. How concerned are you about global warming?
|1. Very concerned||48.8||71.8|
|2. Somewhat concerned||26.8||20.2|
|3. Not very concerned||9.3||4.4|
|4. Not concerned at all||10.9||1.3|
Q20. The United States is not a member of the Kyoto protocol, an international agreement which prevents global warming and has been signed by many countries all over the world. Do you think that the United States should participate in the new international framework for preventing global warming?
|1. Think so||62.6||89.2|
|2. Somewhat think so||11.0||3.7|
|3. Don’t really think so||5.4||0.7|
|4. Don’t think so||12.6||0.8|