Tag - opinion-poll



Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 4, 2017
Public support rises for Cabinet — but not Abe — in latest survey
The public approval rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet rose to 49.5 percent after the ruling coalition's victory in last month's general election, but most people do not want him to stay in power, according to a Kyodo News poll.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 12, 2016
Over 50% in poll do not think Abenomics will lift Japan's economy
A majority of people continue to support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet after Sunday's Upper House election but are skeptical of the effectiveness of his economic policies and not supportive of the constitutional revision he seeks, according to a Kyodo News survey.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 29, 2016
Cabinet's support rating jumps to 55.3% but Obama speech wows 98%: survey
The support rating for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has climbed 7 points since last month to 55.3 percent, according to a Kyodo News survey released Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 31, 2016
Abe support rate rises despite Amari scandal but half oppose changing Constitution
The support rate for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet rose 4.3 points in January from the previous month to 53.7 percent, a Kyodo News poll shows.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 27, 2015
Cabinet see support rating rise to 49.4%
The support rating for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stands at 49.4 percent, up 1.1 points from the previous survey carried out in November, an opinion poll said Sunday.
Jul 23, 2015
79% of public worried about terrorism in Japan, poll shows
A government poll shows that 79.2 percent of the public feels anxiety about possible terrorism in Japan, with the fear being fueled by incidents abroad, particularly those involving Japanese.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 30, 2015
Nearly half of Japanese oppose new joint defense guidelines with U.S.: poll
A new telephone survey by Kyodo News found that 47.9 percent of respondents said they were against the revised defense guidelines, while 35.5 percent supported them.
Apr 8, 2015
Poll finds trans-Pacific gap on role Japan should play in region
An expanded military role for Japan is a more popular idea among U.S. citizens than Japanese themselves, according to a poll by the Pew Research Center.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 29, 2014
Abe Cabinet disapproval rating tops support for first time: poll
Disapproval of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet exceeds its support rating for the first time since he returned to power in December 2012, a new poll finds.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 21, 2014
Tokyo voters scratch heads over poll call
Voters on the streets of Tokyo were baffled Friday after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the Lower House for a snap election that a recent poll said more than 60 percent of the nation does not support.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 20, 2014
Poll finds 63% baffled by Abe's move to dissolve Lower House
More than 60 percent of the voting public does not back Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to call a snap election, a poll says.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Jul 11, 2014
Polling shows voters unclear about Article 9 reinterpretation: expert
Media polls' perplexing results on the public reaction to Japan's collective defense drive raise questions about media practices and residents' knowledge of the issue.
Jun 30, 2014
Most Japanese voters oppose security shift
Half of Japanese voters oppose dropping a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since World War II, a survey showed on Monday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe readied a landmark shift in security policy that would ease the constraints of the pacifist constitution on the armed forces. A third...
Mar 18, 2014
52.4% of Japanese say they oppose same-sex marriage
Three in four Japanese adults think society is unkind to sexual minorities, while just more than half oppose same-sex marriage, a recent nationwide poll found.
Feb 24, 2014
Abe looks to ease arms export ban for states in strife
In a major policy shift, the Abe administration plans to ease Japan's restrictions on weapons exports by retaining the option to deliver to nations in international conflicts.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 23, 2014
Two-thirds of public against easing weapons export curbs: poll
Two-thirds of the public opposes loosening Japan's controls on arms exports but just over a quarter don't, the latest opinion poll says.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 26, 2014
Over half oppose Japan engaging in collective self-defense: survey
More than half of the public opposes Japan exercising the right to collective self-defense, the latest survey says.
Dec 29, 2013
69% say Abe should heed fallout from Yasukuni: poll
Nearly 70 percent of the public thinks Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should heed the diplomatic implications of his visit to Yasukuni Shrine, an opinion poll says.
Dec 23, 2013
Most oppose using force to aid ally: poll
More than half of the public opposes revising the government's interpretation of the Constitution just for the sake of engaging in collective self-defense, a survey says.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 24, 2013
Cabinet's approval rating falls to 57.9%
The approval rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet falls to 57.9 percent amid public concern with the secrecy protection bill, a new survey reveals.


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