From Poll: 1998

This is an archive of excerpts from opinion pall by major journalism.

Cabinet Support Went the Lowest Level

 [chart: only 28% supports the cabinet] The Asahi Shimbun conducted telephone survey on April 25 and 26, 1998 asking about cabinet and political party support. (to 1,558 persons). The Hashimoto cabinet support went the lowest of 28% since its launch while 51% said not support. 43% gave negative evaluation to its ¥16 trillion stimulus plan. 64% thought the Prime Minister was responsible for this sluggish economy, and 57% wanted to change the cabinet.

(April 27, 1998, The Asahi Shimbun)

Life under Recession 1998

 [chart: 54% said they want to buy health if it is possible] The Asahi Shimbun conducted face to face survey on March 1 and 2, 1998 asking about their life under recession. (to 2,211 persons). Many people feel the preparation for the retired life becoming heavy burden. They also appeared to be conservative in spending money.
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(March 11, 1998, The Asahi Shimbun)

Cabinet and MOF scandal 1998

 [chart: 26% trust very much or fairly trust Japanese bureaucrats while 71% not very much or not at all] The Asahi Shimbun conducted face to face survey on March 1 and 2, 1998 asking about their view on cabinet and recent MOF scandal. (to 2,211 persons). More than 70% of people do not trust bureaucrats, while 65% think the stock deal by politicians should be limited.
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(March 4, 1998, The Asahi Shimbun)

Men and Women 1997

 [chart: 87% of male want to be male again, while 63% of female want to reborn as female] The Asahi Shimbun conducted regular annual survey on December 14 and 15, 1997 asking about their view on men and women, etc. (to 2,314 persons). Some questions are comparable with US survey on the same period.
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(January 1, 1998, The Asahi Shimbun)