University of Tokyo

Abstract
Survey Number 0748
Survey Title Survey of Public Attitudes toward Energy, 2007
Depositor The Institute of Applied Energy
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Summary Understanding public attitudes to energy (nuclear power, alternative energy such as solar, wind, geothermal, and other, and oil, etc.) has become even more important than before.

The Institute of Applied Energy regularly conducts questionnaire surveys about energy, analyzes the results, and provides them broadly throughout society for the purposes of contributing to increasing interest in energy and of creating basic information for energy strategy proposals based on the knowledge obtained.

This survey, conducted in 2007, continues to use the question items from previous years’ surveys to enable the observation of longitudinal changes, while including question items about attitudes to the partial damage and nuclear reactor shutdown at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant due to the Chuetsu offshore earthquake in Niigata.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Men and women aged 20 years and older living in the Greater Tokyo Area (within 30 kilometers of Tokyo Station)
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 500 people
Date of Collection 2007-10-26 ~ 2007-11-26
2007/10/26 –11/26
Time Period 2007 ~ 2007
Spatial Unit aitama
chiba
okyo
kanagawa
The Greater Tokyo Area (within 30 kilometers of Tokyo Station)
Sampling Procedure Non-probability: Quota
500 people
Mode of Data Collection Placement (self-administered) method
Investigator The Institute of Applied Energy, survey carried out by Marketing Center Co., Ltd.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0748
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Please refer to the abstract in Japanese.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items (1) Attitude to society and life in general

- Level of satisfaction with Japanese society today
- Evaluation of the Japanese people’s lifestyles
- The society that Japan should aim to become (16 items)
- Issues and things of particular interest (16 items)
- Frequency of watching news and reporting
- Sources of information about news and incidents, etc. and their credibility
- Concerns that respondent feels within everyday life (23 items)
- Facilities that respondent could not accept being built near his or her residence (18 items)
- Items that respondent considers important when determining whether to accept the above facilities (15 items)

(2) Attitudes to energy issues

- Level of interest in energy issues
- Evaluation of Japan’s efforts in response to environmental issues
- Evaluation of Japan’s efforts in response to the use of alternative energy
- Prediction of Japan’s future energy usage
- Anxiety about Japan’s future energy supply issues
- Preparedness to put up with inconvenience for the sake of energy and environmental issues, etc.
- Prediction of oil prices in 20 years
- Predictions on Japan’s oil supply issue in 20 years
- Evaluation of the possibility of Japan using alternative energy in 20 years
- Evaluation of the possibility of Japan reducing carbon dioxide in 20 years
- Evaluation of measures for energy and environmental issues
- Whether or not respondent is making personal efforts for energy and environmental issues

(3) Attitudes to nuclear power generation

- Level of interest in nuclear power generation
- Opinion on the use or abolition of nuclear power generation
- Sense of usefulness of nuclear power generation
- Sense of safety of nuclear power generation
- Sense of controllability of nuclear power generation
- Evaluation of operations of Japan’s nuclear power plants
- Evaluation of information disclosure of Japan’s nuclear power plants
- Evaluation of Japan’s treatment and disposal of radioactive waste
- Evaluation of nuclear power generation’s contribution to power generation costs in Japan
- Evaluation of nuclear power generation’s contribution to secure energy supply in Japan
- Evaluation of nuclear power generation’s contribution to resolution of environmental issues in Japan
- Evaluation of Japan’s technological level relating to nuclear power generation
- Image of accidents in Japan’s nuclear power facilities
- Sources of information about nuclear power and generation their credibility

(4) Attitudes to the shutdown at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant due to the Chūetsu offshore earthquake in Niigata

- Level of knowledge
- Level of interest
- Impressions and thoughts (17 items)
- Sources of information
- Level of success in obtaining information online
- Websites that respondent has accessed (11 items)

(5) Basic attributes

- Gender
- Age
- Occupation
Date of Release 2011/06/02
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Topics in SSJDA Economy/Industry/Management
Society/Culture
Environment
Version 1 : 2011-06-02
Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.