As the Diet debates controversial legislation to expand the types of missions the Self-Defense Forces can conduct overseas, a survey Sunday found that the vast majority of the public finds the government's explanations "insufficient."

In a telephone survey Saturday and Sunday by Kyodo News, only 14.2 percent of the respondents said they had been adequately informed about the details of the legislation by the Abe administration, compared with about 81.4 percent who said they had not.

Also, 68 percent said that passage of the security bills will increase the risk of the SDF getting dragged into an armed conflict, while 26.1 percent said they expected "no change."