More than half of Japanese oppose any constitutional revisions under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — though a majority do see a need for some changes in the future, a Kyodo News survey showed Wednesday.

Revising the Constitution has been a long-held goal of the conservative prime minister.

According to the mail-in survey conducted ahead of the 71st anniversary of Japan's supreme law taking effect, 61 percent of respondents said they are against amending the Constitution under Abe, compared with 38 percent in favor.