University of Tokyo

Survey Number 1187
Survey Title Attitude Survey on Post-War 70 Years, 2014
Depositor Public Opinion Research Division, NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute
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Summary The year 2015 marked 70 years since the end of the Pacific War. Upon reaching this milestone, this survey was carried out to investigate how people comprehend post-war society in Japan.

With the objective of understanding what the post-war period means to Japanese people, questions were asked about words that conjure up images of the post-war period and specific examples of events that influenced post-war society and individuals who are symbols of that time. Additionally, questions were asked concerning the shape of future societies, so as not to simply focus on the past but also grasp what the state of Japan should be going forward.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe People aged 20 and up across Japan
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Valid responses: 2,635 people, Valid response rate: 73.2%
Date of Collection 2014-11-22 ~ 2014-11-30
2014/11/22 – 11/30
Time Period 2014 ~ 2014
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure Probability: Stratified
Probability: Multistage
3,600 people extracted using a two-stage stratified random sampling from the Basic Resident Register(12 people * 300 locations)
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Distribution and collection method
Investigator Public Opinion Research Division, NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute; actual survey implemented by Shin Joho Center, Inc.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.1187
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 [Questionnaire items]
・Experience of having heard about the war
・Overall evaluation of the past 70 post-war years
・Image of post-war times
・Significant post-war events
・Most significant post-war event
・The society that developed in post-war times
・The society that has been lost
・The society that we need to treasure
・Post-war changes
・Whether the post-war period is over
・Reasons the post-war period is still continuing
・The event that signaled the end of the post-war period
・Level of satisfaction regarding society, politics, the economy, and foreign policy
・Things that need to be focused on in international society
・Whether Japan has a bright future
・Level of satisfaction regarding lifestyle

[Face items]
Gender, birth year, occupation, employment status, educational history
Date of Release
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Conflict, security and peace
Religion and values
Topics in SSJDA Society/Culture
Version 1 : 2018-08-24
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