I do like some of the subjects that iShare come up with, and this survey is one of these times, where they look at manga newspapers, newspapers in comic form.
Between the 17th and 20th of November 2009 510 members of the CLUB BBQ free email forwarding service completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 56.7% of the sample were male, 32.4% in their twenties, 32.2% in their thirties, and 35.5% in their forties.
On first reading this story, I naturally typed “manga newspaper” into Google and ended up on this site. It’s a rather interesting place (assuming a degree of Japanese knowledge), if only just to see how they render figures like Prime Minister Hatoyama, President Obama, Tatsuya Ichihashi, recently-arrested for the murder of Lindsay Ann Hawker, and Osama Bin Laden.
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Q1: Do you usually read manga? (Sample size=510)
Q2: Do you usually view news web sites? (Sample size=510)
Q3: Do you usually read newspapers? (Sample size=510)
|Never even read a newspaper once||2.7%||3.8%||1.4%|
Q3SQ: Do you feel newspaper columns are difficult to understand? (Sample size=496)
|Often feel so||5.0%||3.6%||6.9%|
|Sometimes feel so||46.6%||44.2%||49.5%|
|Never felt so||48.4%||52.2%||43.6%|
Q4: Recently a number of web sites featuring news explained through manga have appeared. Did you know about such manga newspaper sites? (Sample size=510)
|Knew and have read them||5.9%||6.9%||4.5%|
|Knew but haven’t read them||14.9%||14.5%||15.4%|
|Didn’t know about them||79.2%||78.5%||80.1%|
Q5: What do you think about such manga newspaper sites? (Sample size=510)
|Completely support them||14.7%||16.3%||12.7%|
|Perhaps oppose them||23.7%||25.6%||21.3%|
|Completely oppose them||6.3%||6.9%||5.4%|