Low response rate of census Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takeda calls for cooperation September 25, 12:54
Regarding the low response rate of the census that started on September 14, Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Takeda indicated a policy to strengthen public relations activities and called for cooperation in the survey again.
The national census, which is conducted once every five years for all people living in Japan, began responding on the Internet on September 14, but the response rate as of 24th was 18.8%, the previous 5 Compared to the same period in the survey a year ago, it is about 17 points lower.
At a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Takeda said, "In the difficult situation of the corona, local governments and investigators are doing their utmost. In the future, we will increase the frequency of TV commercials and online advertisements. At the same time, I would like to work firmly in cooperation with the local government. "
After that, he said, "You can answer on the Internet in a short time using a personal computer or smartphone. To prevent infection, I would like to ask you to answer online as much as possible," and once again called for cooperation in the survey.
Following the online census response, we will start accepting mail from October 1st, and the deadline is October 7th for both online and mail.