As we enter 2012, here is goo Ranking’s annual look at expectations of the people.
Over the 25th and 26th of November 2011 1,074 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 57.4% of the sample were female, 11.6% in their teens, 14.7% in their twenties, 26.9% in their thirties, 25.0% in their forties, 11.1% in their fifties, and 10.7% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.
I’d put a stable administration (one thing that the DPJ in their current state most certainly cannot deliver) and correct use of tax revenues top of my list, in particular a stable administration that can actually enact massive cuts to the various quangos and jobs for the boys that suck away at the government finances.
Q: What expectations for the future Japan do you have? (Sample size=1,074)
Rank Expectation Score 1 A country where old folks can live off their pensions 100 2 A country that correctly uses tax revenue 96.2 3 A country with good public order 89.7 4 A country with good-mannered citizens 80.0 5 A country with cheap medical fees 78.6 6 A country where it is easy to have, bring up children 78.1 7 A country where politicians and bureaucrats do not lie 71.7 8 A country with a stress-free working environment 70.1 9 A country with a stable political administration 66.4 10= A country with high-quality medical care 64.7 10= A country with high-quality education 64.7 12 A country replete in public services 60.6 13 A country with perfect responses to natural disasters 59.1 14 A country with little disparity between rich and poor 58.4 15 A country with no discrimination between people 57.8 16 A country self-sufficient in food resources 57.7 17 A country where information is opened to the citizens 53.3 18 A country with a stable life infrastructure 52.8 19 A country that leads on environmental issues 51.6 20 A country of lively regions 51.1 21 A country that can stand up for itself on an equal footing to Western nations 48.5 22 A country that maintains cordial relations with its Asian neighbours 47.7 23 A country with many free public services 46.3 24 A country where public organizations and private industry correctly disclose information 43.0 25 A country with a high-quality network infrastructure 30.2