University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0772
Survey Title Waseda and Yomiuri Joint-Survey on Social Expectations in Japan (Waseda-PAPI2009), 2009
Depositor W-CASI (Waseda Computer-Assisted Self-administered Interview) Research Project 2009
(Former Name:W-CASI Research Project 2009)
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Summary This survey comprises a national opinion poll conducted by the 2009 W-CASI Study Group (representative: Aiji Tanaka) from February 7 to March 1, 2009 with the cooperation of the public opinion poll department of Yomiuri Shimbun. The purpose of this survey was to clarify the political behavior, social consciousness, and political attitude of voters in normal times by preparing a wide range of question items on topics such as elections and politics, life circumstances, Japan’s economy, support for political parties, affiliation to organizations, etc.

In addition, this study group has been conducting national opinion polls on a continuous basis, mainly during national elections, since 2003. The survey time and survey names of each survey are as follows:

Survey name Survey of Attitudes toward the Open Society (JSS-GLOPE2003-04)
Survey period 1st and 2nd wave: October - November 2003
           3rd and 4th wave: June - July 2004

Survey name Survey on the social and political consciousness of Japanese people in the 21st century (GLOPE2005-07)
Survey period 1st wave: November 2005
           2nd wave: February 2007

Survey name Survey on Social Attitudes and the Upper House Election in Japan (Waseda-CASI&PAPI 2007)
Survey period 1st wave: June - July 2007
             2nd wave: August - September 2007

Survey name Waseda and Yomiuri Joint-Survey on Social Expectations in Japan (Waseda-PAPI2009)
Survey period February - March 2009

Survey name Waseda and Yomiuri Joint-Survey on Social Expectations and the General Election in Japan (Waseda-CASI&PAPI 2009)
Survey period 1st wave: August 2009
           2nd wave: September 2009

Survey name “Waseda and Yomiuri Joint-Survey on Social Expectations and the Upper-House Election in Japan (Waseda-CASI2010)
Survey period 1st wave: June - July 2010
           2nd wave: July - August 2010
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Men and women aged 20 years and older in Japan
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Target sample size: 2,280
Substantial sample size: 2,276
Number of valid responses: 1,078
Valid response rate: 47.4% (the ratio of the number of valid responses to substantial sample size)
Date of Collection 2009-02-07 ~ 2009-03-01
2009/02/07 – 03/01
Time Period 2009 ~ 2009
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure Probability: Stratified
Probability: Multistage
Two-stage stratified random sampling
(Mainly from the voter registration lists, partly from the Basic Resident Register)
Mode of Data Collection PAPI (Paper and pencil interview)
Investigator 2009 W-CASI Study Group, survey carried out by Nippon Research Center Ltd.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0772
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Questionnaire
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Major Survey Items (1) Voting and political participation: political activity experience (voting/candidacy/electoral campaign support, etc.), affiliation to organizations/groups, party to vote for in the proportional-representation constituency

(2) Expectations for society and politics: interest in politics, satisfaction level with politics, important policy items and evaluation of government’s efforts in addressing them, opinion on the relationship between citizens and elections/politics

(3) Attitudes toward a political party supported and policy issues in the elections: emotional temperature in relation to political parties/nonpartisans, political party supported, support for the current administration (Aso Cabinet), political position (conservative or progressive), position on the amendment to the constitution, evaluation of the Liberal Democratic Party and the Democratic Party, opinion on political events (liberalization of import of agricultural products, expansion of income inequality due to globalization, etc.)

(4) Knowledge and evaluation of politics: subscription to newspapers, Internet use, current life circumstances and government’s responsibility, evaluation on the economic conditions and government’s responsibility, knowledge of justice/public administration, current duties of politicians, utility of political parties/elections/the Diet.

(5) Respondent’s attributes: gender, age, residence, highest level of educational attainment, income, occupation/work status (of respondent/main provider of the household)

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire

Date of Release 2014/05/13
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Political behaviour and attitudes
Social behaviour and attitudes
Topics in SSJDA Politics/Administration/Election
Version 1 : 2014-05-13
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