Response rate increases just before the census deadline 67.7% as of 8th October 9th 14:48
As a result of receiving responses just before the submission deadline, the response rate as of the 8th was 67.7%, which was higher than the same period last time.
In the future, investigators will visit households that have not responded again and call for their cooperation.
The census is conducted once every five years for all people living in Japan, and this time the deadline for responding was reached on the 7th.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the response rate as of the 8th was 67.7%, which was 5.6 points higher than the same period in the previous survey.
The response rate remained low, but it is the result of responses mainly by mail just before the submission deadline.
In the future, the investigators will visit the households that have not responded again and call for their cooperation, but this time, in order to prevent the infection of the new coronavirus, we will refrain from visiting them and only post documents.
Although we conducted a dunning activity by visiting the last time, the final response rate was only 86.9%, which was the lowest ever, and this time, the focus is on how much the final response rate will increase.
Minister Takeda said, "We will continue to be able to respond via the Internet or by mail. The results of the census are very important surveys that will serve as the basis for policy making by the national and local governments, so we ask as many people as possible to respond. I want to. "