Train groper mistaken identity concern for vast majority of Japanese

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Do you think men-only carriages are needed? graph of japanese statisticsIn the past I have looked at women-only carriages, but this time I present a survey from iShare looking at train groping and men-only carriages.

Demographics

Between the 10th and 15th of July 2009 543 members of the CLUB BBQ free email forwarding service completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 57.5% of the sample were male, 33.3% were in their twenties, 31.5% in their thirties, and 35.2% in their forties.

I’m not in favour of men-only carriages (although I strongly support women-only) as I’m not really sure they’d change anything; I’d love to know why people wanted them, as surely it cannot just be due to the fear of being misidentified as a groper.

For a sillier look at train segregation, here’s a ranking survey I translated previously.

Train groper experiences?

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Research results

Q1: Do you currently commute by train? (Sample size=543)

  All Male
N=312
Female
N=231
Yes 42.5% 50.6% 31.6%
No 57.5% 49.4% 68.4%

Q2: In packed trains, do you think men should take care not to be misidentified as a groper? (Sample size=543)

  All Male
N=312
Female
N=231
Yes (to SQ) 82.7% 80.1% 86.1%
No 17.3% 19.9% 13.9%


Q2SQ: In packed trains, what do you think men should take care to do in order not to be misidentified as a groper? (Sample size=449, multiple answer)

  All Male
N=250
Female
N=199
Keep both hands in an easy-to-see place 82.2% 83.2% 80.9%
Don’t get close to women 52.6% 54.0% 50.8%
Put luggage on the rack 11.8% 9.2% 15.1%
Don’t stand close to the doors 8.9% 6.8% 11.6%
Let people around you know before you move 7.6% 6.4% 9.0%
Other 4.9% 4.8% 5.0%

Q3: Do you think women-only carriages are needed? (Sample size=543)

  All Male
N=312
Female
N=231
Yes 54.0% 49.4% 60.2%
No 16.6% 23.1% 7.8%
Can’t say either way 29.5% 27.6% 32.0%

Q4: Seibu Railway’s holding company recently put the question of introducing men-only carriages to their shareholders, but the resolution failed. Do you think men-only carriages are needed? (Sample size=543)

  All Male
N=312
Female
N=231
Yes 40.3% 39.1% 42.0%
No 23.8% 30.1% 15.2%
Can’t say either way 35.9% 30.8% 42.9%
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