University of Tokyo

Survey Number 1056
Survey Title Survey of Attitudes among the Elderly toward Daily Life, 2014
Depositor Director General for Policies on Cohesive Society, Cabinet Office, The Government of Japan
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Period of Data Use Permission One year
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Summary This survey aims at understanding how the seniors perceive their daily lives in general and thereby contributing to promoting measures for the aging society. To this end, it enquires about their everyday lives and their levels of satisfaction with their routine and necessities of life (food, clothing, and shelter), as well as housework, going out, and daily pleasures.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Men and women aged 60 years and older across Japan
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Number of samples: 6,000 people, 3,893 valid responses(64.9% response rates)
Date of Collection 2014/12/04 (Thursday) – 12/26 (Friday) (The deadline to send back the questionnaire: Thursday, December 18)
*On Thursday, December 18, a postcard reminder was sent to people who had not returned the questionnaire.
Time Period
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure Two-stage stratified random sampling
Mode of Data Collection Distributed and collected by postal mail
Investigator Director General for Policies on Cohesive Society, Cabinet Office, The Government of Japan, survey carried out by Central Research Services, Inc.
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 [Chosa-hyo][Syukei-hyo]
Major Survey Items (1) Items related to the respondent's basic attributes
・Gender, age group, age group, people residing in the same household
・Health condition, necessity of long-term care, and impact of health-related problems on daily life
・Current employment status, employment status of the longest-held job
・Type of residence, economic situation, average monthly income
・Size of city, area

(2) Items related to basic life
・Satisfaction with daily life in general
・Perception and frequency of interactions with neighbors
・Role within the family (the respondent's and spouse's)
・Concerns about daily life in the future
・Level of difficulty in day-to-day actions and others

(3) Items related to clothing
・Opinions on clothes available in the market
・Level of interest in fashion

(4) Items related to eating habits
・Satisfaction with eating habits in general
・Concerns about eating habits
・What to do if preparing meals is no longer a possibility

(5) Items related to residence
・Level of satisfaction with the residence
・Complaints about the residence

(6) Items related to the respondent's behavior and daily life
・Desire to go out
・Frequency of going out
・Main means of transportation while going out
・Difficulties faced when going out

(7) Items related to pleasurable activities
・Enjoyable day-to-day activities
・Activities the respondent would like to try in the future

(8) Items related to daily life information
・The daily life information the respondent desires
・Satisfaction and dissatisfaction with daily life information
・Sources of daily life information
・Using or intention to use ICT

(9) Others
・If the respondent feels like an elderly person
・Things related to everyday life that should be emphasized as a society, etc.

*For details on survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
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