Numerous system is not known enough for female emperor NHK public opinion survey October 21 18:28
In an opinion poll on the Imperial Family conducted by NHK, more than 70% of the opinions agreed to admit the female emperor. On the other hand, when the female emperor's child asked if he knew the meaning of the “female emperor” who inherited the throne, the number of people who answered “I don't know” has increased, and the current situation where the imperial system is not fully known is highlighted became.
NHK conducted a public opinion survey using a method called RDD that calls a random number generated by a computer to men and women over the age of 18 for two days from 28th last month, accounting for 55% of 2,790 people. I got answers from people.
When asked about what to think about the emperor's abduction, 25% of respondents answered that they should be institutionalized, whereas 64% responded that they should judge each time. And occupied a large number. Only 3% said they should not admit the abduction itself.
As for whether or not the imperial family system needs to be revised for the stable succession of the throne, more than half of the respondents said that they needed to be revised (54%). %have become.
Looking at each age group, “need to be changed” exceeded 40% from the 40s to the 60s, and increased compared to other ages, whereas in the age group from 18 to 29 and over 70 “No need to change” is increasing.
When asked about their approval or disapproval for women becoming emperors, 74% of respondents answered "yes", significantly exceeding 12% of "against", especially in the younger ages 18 to 29 "Reached 90%.
In addition, when asked about the pros and cons of the female emperor's succession, that is, the admission of the “female” emperor, 71% agree and 13% disagree.
However, when I asked if I knew the meaning of the female emperor, only 42% said that I knew it well and I knew it to some extent. “I don't know” combined with “I don't know” increased to 52%.
NHK conducts similar public opinion surveys in 2009, 10 years ago, in line with the Emperor's thirteen years. Because the survey methods are different, a simple comparison is not possible, but in the survey 10 years ago, more than half of the respondents answered that they “know” the meaning of the female emperor.
With the stable succession of the throne becoming an issue, the current situation in which the imperial system is not well known to the public is highlighted.
Associate Professor Kasai, Nagoya University “You should know the imperial system and think about the future”
Associate professor Hideya Kawanishi of Nagoya University, who is studying the symbolic emperor system, said that the majority of opinions in favor of accepting the female emperor accounted for “the concept of the imperial family is also linked to the way society is. I think that there are many people who feel that the emperor is limited to men only when women are active in society.
On the other hand, more than half of the respondents answered that they didn't know the meaning of the female emperor's words. For example, the current status of the imperial system is not well known. However, there has been little discussion since then.I think that it is supposed not to be understood because it is not discussed.Now I have to know what I have to do if I do not know properly I can't discuss whether it should be. "
On top of that, “This is the time when the New Emperor's throne and various ceremonies are raising interest in the Imperial Family, so the people should know about the system and think about the future of the Emperor, and discuss the government and the Diet. I hope that understanding this will deepen the public's understanding. ”