University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0573
Survey Title 7th Report of Survey of Attitudes toward Marriage, 2007
Depositor Japan Marriage Introduction Council
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Summary An attitude survey of companies and individuals belonging to the Japan Marriage Introduction Council (hereinafter, JMIC) has previously been conducted six times. This includes five surveys of persons involved in member activities and one survey of married member couples (including those who are engaged) in 1995.

A seventh survey has been conducted of married member couples (including those who are engaged). Based on the results of activities involving JMIC member companies, members who had presumably left the organization after marrying another member were asked about their attitudes to marriage, family, and marriage information services. The information may be used to understand any changes since the 1995 survey.

Although many surveys of married people have been publicly released, there have apparently been no surveys like this one, in which “marriage information services” were used to obtain the frank impressions of persons who had met and married through such services. This survey was properly conducted in accordance with the responsibilities of JMIC and recorded changes in the awareness level of married people. This survey was conducted for the purpose of furnishing valuable data for the marriage industry and JMIC member companies to provide enhanced services.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Men and women between the ages of 20 and 44 years who were former active members of the Japan Marriage Introduction Council (JMIC)’s member companies and presumably left the organization, in principle, within the past two years, because they married another member (however, the study did not inquire as to partner ages).
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Number of questionnaires sent: 2,051, number of responses: 585, valid responses: 559
Date of Collection 2007-06 ~ 2007-08
June to August 2007
Time Period 2007 ~ 2007
Spatial Unit saitama
調査地域 The Greater Tokyo Area (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama prefectures)
Tokai region (Shizuoka, Gifu, Aichi, Mie prefectures)
Kinki region (Shiga, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hyogo, Wakayama prefectures)
(However, the study did not inquire as to partner’s place of residence.)
Sampling Procedure
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Self-administered mail survey
Questionnaires were mailed to married former members by individual JMIC member companies, and after originals were collected by each company, they were mailed back to JMIC. Question items for men and women were the same.
Investigator Japan Marriage Introduction Council
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0573
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) “Seventh Report of Survey of Attitudes toward Marriage: Second married former member survey,” Japan Marriage Introduction Council (JMIC), November 2007
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items [Face items]
 - Gender
 - Current marital status
 - Current ages of respondent and partner, ages at the time of marriage (engagement), whether first marriage/remarriage
 - Time between meeting and engagement
 - Length of marriage (engagement)
 - Place of residence before and after marriage
 - Occupation before and after marriage
 - Household family members (presence of children and cohabitation with parents)

[Question items]

(1) Meeting current partner, process of engagement and family life
 - Time between joining JMIC and meeting partner
 - Number of members actually met until meeting current partner
 - Desired conditions emphasized prior to marriage
 - Whether current partner satisfies emphasized desired conditions
 - Items of desired conditions that were not fulfilled, if any
 - Aspects of current partner respondent likes the most
 - Current image of family (for respondent who is engaged, ideal image of family)
 - Number of children desired
 - Type of wedding ceremony
 - Cost of wedding ceremony

(2) Joining JMIC and member activities
 - Biggest reason for joining
 - Whether or not there was any resistance to joining
 - Reasons for such resistance (if respondent had it)
 - Whether membership fees were worthwhile
 - Reasons for thinking membership fees were high
 - Reason for thinking membership fees were low
 - Motivation for use
 - The biggest motivation for use
 - Merits of using service
 - Biggest merits of using service
 - Anyone consulted about joining
 - Anyone who knew about respondent’s membership
 - Anyone who knows respondent got married (became engaged) through marriage information services
 - Status of marriage through marriage information services
 - Prior awareness of JMIC
Date of Release 2008/05/14
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Family life and marriage
Topics in SSJDA Society/Culture
Version 1 : 2008-05-14
Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.