Coming of age 2011 according to Macromill: part 1 of 3

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Do you feel relaxed about Japan's future? graph of japanese statisticsTo follow up on my previous survey from O-Net and Rakuten, here is a pretty massive survey from Macromill Research looking at coming of age in 2011 – it was released on the 7th of January but didn’t appear in their feed until the 28th. This will be presented in three parts.

Demographics

Over the 21st and 22nd of December 2010 500 members of the Macromill monitor group born in 1990 or 1991 who would be coming of age in 2011 completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was exactly 50:50 male and female.

Not surprising in Q5 top of the desired jobs is working for the government – salaries are pretty good even at the local level, little overtime, and very little chance of being made redundant.

Research results

Q1: Do you feel relaxed about Japan’s future? (Sample size=500)

Extremely relaxed 1.2%
Somewhat relaxed 8.8%
Somewhat worried 59.2%
Extremely worried 30.8%

Q2: Do you think your generation wants to change Japan’s future? (Sample size=500)

Think so 19.0%
Perhaps think so 49.4%
Don’t really think so 25.6%
Don’t think so at all 6.0%

Q3: Do you have dreams for the future? (Sample size=500)

Yes 64.2%
Not at the moment 26.0%
Don’t know 9.8%

Q4: Do you have ideal adult role models? (Sample size=500)

  All Male
N=250
Female
N=250
Yes (to SQ) 56.0% 52.4% 59.6%
No 44.0% 47.6% 40.4%


Q4SQ: Who are your ideal adult role models? (Sample size=280, multiple answer)

  All Male
N=131
Female
N=149
Mother 37.5% 27.5% 46.3%
Father 35.4% 43.5% 28.2%
Teacher, lecturer 29.6% 29.0% 30.2%
Grandparent 13.2% 12.2% 14.1%
Boss, older person at work 12.5% 10.7% 14.1%
Actor, celebrity 12.1% 11.5% 12.8%
Older student at school 10.4% 8.4% 12.1%
Friend 10.0% 7.6% 12.1%
Historical figure 9.3% 12.2% 6.7%
Brother, sister 5.7% 6.9% 4.7%
Author, artist 5.7% 9.2% 2.7%
Other relative 5.0% 4.6% 5.4%
Politician 3.9% 6.9% 1.3%
Other 7.1% 6.1% 8.1%

Q5: What job would you like to do in the future? (Sample size=474, those not in full-time work)

  All Male
N=240
Female
N=234
Civil servant 19.8% 20.0% 19.7%
Company employee (technical) 14.8% 20.4% 9.0%
Company employee (administrative) 8.6% 6.3% 11.1%
Company employee (service) 8.2% 6.7% 9.8%
Company employee (other) 3.4% 2.9% 3.8%
Self-employed 2.5% 1.7% 3.4%
Freelancer 1.5% 1.7% 1.3%
Housewife 1.5% 0.0% 3.0%
Company employee (manual labour) 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
Farmer, fisher 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
Other 10.5% 8.8% 12.4%
Don’t know 27.4% 29.6% 25.2%
Don’t plan to look for work 0.8% 1.3% 0.4%

Q6: Do you feel worried about job-hunting? (Sample size=340, those wanting to find work)

  All Male
N=166
Female
N=174
Feel worried 50.3% 45.8% 54.6%
Feel a little worried 32.1% 33.7% 30.5%
Don’t really feel worried 11.8% 14.5% 9.2%
Don’t feel worried at all 5.9% 6.0% 5.7%
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1 Comment »

  1. rockiestone said,
    February 10, 2011 @ 21:34

    Simply gotta improve the birthrate!
    Never want to see the society turn into nothing but senior citizens and that young people would be like an endangered species or even extinction
    Come on Japan where`s your brain!

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