On September 30, the Kioicho Strategic Research Institute announced the results of an attitude survey after the state funeral of former Prime Minister Abe.
Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s state funeral was held at Nippon Budokan on September 27. Following the previous survey (before the state funeral), this time we conducted a post-state funeral awareness survey of 1,000 men and women aged 18 and over nationwide.
Survey result summary
24% of respondents said that the state funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on September 27 was “good,” while 48% said it was “not good.” A September 10 survey found 23% in favor of Abe’s state funeral and 62% against. “Don’t know, neither” increased from 14.7% in the previous survey to 26.7%. A total of 13% of the respondents said they were “against” or “neither for nor against” the state funeral, but after the state funeral they thought it was “good to have it”. A total of 8% of those who thought that it would have been better not to carry out the funeral after the state funeral. Based on the diplomacy of condolence visits by Prime Minister Kishida and foreign dignitaries, 41% of respondents thought that the state funeral had diplomatic merits, while 49% did not. 67% of people do not expect the government’s state funeral verification this time.
62% of the survey results released by the Liberal Democratic Party on Sept. 8 regarding whether or not there is any connection between the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (the former Unification Church) and parliamentarians affiliated with the party are unreliable. 78% of the respondents thought that they could not do it.
- While 24.4% of respondents said they were happy with the state funeral of former Prime Minister Abe, 48.9% said they were not happy. A survey conducted on Sept. 10, prior to the state funeral, found that 23.0% of respondents said they were in favor of carrying out Abe’s state funeral, while 62.3% said they were opposed. (Q6)
- Looking at the percentages of people who thought Abe’s state funeral was “a good thing” by age group, 30% were in their teens, 20s, and over 70 years old, while all others were in the 20% range. More than 50% of people in their 40s to 60s said they thought it wasn’t good, and 30% of people in their 10s and 20s. All others were in the 40% range. (Q6)
- A total of 13.1% of those who were “opposed” or “neither agree nor disagree” before Abe’s state funeral said they were “good” after the funeral. In contrast, 8.3% of those who were “neither for” or “neither for nor against” before the state funeral thought that it would have been better not to carry out the funeral. (Q7)
- 46.8% of respondents thought the state funeral was too large, while 29.2% thought it was appropriate. (Q8)
- Based on the fact that Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and foreign dignitaries conducted many condolence diplomacy on the occasion of the state funeral, I thought that the state funeral had “some,” “was,” and “sufficient” diplomatic merits. Total 41.4 A total of 49.1% of respondents answered that they were “not much,” “not at all,” or “not at all.” (Q9)
- 86.1% said they did not express their condolences on the day of the state funeral. (Q10)
- When asked whether a new law on state funerals should be enacted, 47.3% of respondents said, “Even if it’s not a law, a government ordinance should be created.” In the survey on September 10, 43.5% of respondents chose the same option, which was the highest number. (Q11)
- 67.4% said they do not expect the government to verify Abe’s state funeral. (Q12)
- In response to the fact that there was a case where a political party decided not to attend Mr. Abe’s state funeral, 47.5% said that “the political party should not decide how to deal with it,” surpassing the 28.8% that “should decide.” (Q13)
- 62.3% of respondents said they could not trust the results of a survey released by the Liberal Democratic Party on Sept. 8 regarding whether there was any connection between the former Unification Church and parliamentarians affiliated with the party. (Q14)
- 78.6% of respondents said that the LDP “cannot sever ties” with the former Unification Church. (Q15)
- 57.3% of respondents said they did not appreciate Prime Minister Kishida’s response to date, which included saying, “The party will thoroughly sever ties with the former Unification Church.” (Q16)
- 64.5% of the respondents agreed with the government’s claim that the former Unification Church should be ordered to dissolve the church based on the Religious Corporation Law. (Q17)
- Those who “support” the Kishida Cabinet decreased by 0.4 percentage points from the previous survey on September 10 to 20.2%, while those who “do not support” decreased by 0.6 percentage points to 59.8%. (Q18)
- The political party support rate is 21.1% for the Liberal Democratic Party (previous September 10, 20.5%), 3.9% for the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (3.5%), 9.1% for the Japan Restoration Party (10.7%), 0.8% for the Komeito Party (1.9%), and 2.1% for the Democratic Party for the People. (3.2%), Japanese Communist Party 2.9% (2.3%), Reiwa Shinsengumi 3.1% (2.7%), Social Democratic Party 0.4% (0.5%), NHK Party 1.7% (1.4%), Participating Party 0.5% (0.8%) , Other political parties/organizations 0.2% (0.5%), No political party supported 51.7% (48.6%) (Q19)
Research report details https://ksi-corp.jp/topics/survey/web-research-42.html
Previous survey: Over 50% of Prime Minister Kishida’s insufficient explanation at State Funeral
・ Survey period: September 29, 2022
・Research agency (research subject): Kioicho Strategic Research Institute Co., Ltd.
・ Survey target: Men and women aged 18 and over nationwide
・Number of valid responses (number of samples): 1,000
・Survey method (aggregation method, calculation method): Questionnaire on the Internet
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