Coming of Age in 2013: part one of two

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Do you have expectations for the Japanese government? graph of japanese statistics[part 1][part 2]

Macromill Inc continued their annual tradition of publishing a survey looking at people who are turning 20 and will be attending a Coming of Age ceremony, traditionally held today, January 14th 2013, in their 2013 new adults survey. For reference, I previously translated the 2010 survey.

Demographics

Over the 20th and 21st of December 2012 500 members of the Macromill monitor group who will eligible to attend a Coming of Age ceremony in 2013 completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was exactly 50:50 male and female, and were all aged either 19 or 20.

Overall, it’s quite a gloomy survey, not just for the answers on their views on the future, but also seeing the difference in the sexes, such as the women being much less interested in politics, elections and the economy than their male counterparts. On the other hand, a majority have dreams, and although they don’t see a bright future for Japan, they do see one for themselves.

Research results

Q1: How do you see the future of Japan? (Sample size=500)

Bright 2.0%
Perhaps bright 20.6%
Perhaps dark 64.0%
Dark 13.4%

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

Think so 11.6%
Perhaps think so 53.2%
Perhaps don’t think so 30.8%
Don’t think so 4.4%

71.6% of the males wanted change, but only 58.0% of the females.

Q3: Do you have expectations for the Japanese government? (Sample size=500)

Have expectations 3.6%
Perhaps have expectations 20.8%
Perhaps have no expectations 54.4%
Have no expectations 21.2%

31.2% of the males had some degree of expectation, but only 17.6% of the females did.

Q4: Do you have dreams for the future? (Sample size=500)

Yes 57.4%
Not at this time 30.6%
Don’t know 12.0%

Q5: How do you see your own future? (Sample size=500)

Bright 10.8%
Perhaps bright 40.4%
Perhaps dark 37.0%
Dark 11.8%

This year 51.2% saw a bright future, but last year, even after the earthquake, 65.0% saw one.

Q6: Do you have an ideal adult? (Sample size=500)

  All Male
N=250
Female
N=250
Yes (to SQ) 42.2% 39.2% 45.2%
No 57.8% 60.8% 54.8%


Q6SQ: Who are your ideal adults? (Sample size=211, multiple answer)

  All Male
N=98
Female
N=113
Mother 35.5% 27.6% 42.5%
Father 34.6% 42.9% 27.4%
School teacher, professor 26.1% 25.5% 26.5%
Grandparent 10.9% 7.1% 14.2%
Actor, entertainer 10.9% 9.2% 11.5%
Senior at school 10.4% 9.2% 11.5%
Friend 10.0% 11.2% 8.8%
Senior, boss at work 9.0% 9.2% 8.8%
Historical figure 6.2% 4.1% 8.0%
Sportsperson 6.2% 10.2% 2.7%
Brother, sister 5.2% 6.1% 4.4%
Other relative 4.7% 2.0% 7.1%
Politician 4.3% 8.2% 0.9%
Author, cultural figure 4.3% 4.1% 4.4%
Other 4.7% 6.1% 3.5%

Q7: Where would you most want to work in the future? (Sample size=473, students, employed, unemployed)

  All Male
N=242
Female
N=231
Civil servant 22.2% 24.8% 19.5%
Company employee (technical) 11.4% 16.1% 6.5%
Company employee (service) 8.0% 5.8% 10.4%
Company employee (clerical) 5.1% 4.1% 6.1%
Company employee (other) 2.5% 1.2% 3.9%
Self-employed 1.9% 2.9% 0.9%
Freelancer 1.9% 1.2% 2.6%
Homemaker 1.9% 0.0% 3.9%
Company employee (manual) 0.6% 1.2% 0.0%
Farming, fishing 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Other 9.9% 6.6% 13.4%
Don’t know 31.9% 32.6% 31.2%
Don’t plan to work full-time 2.5% 3.3% 1.7%

Q8: Do you feel worried about job hunting? (Sample size=310, those who have a job in mind from Q7)

Yes, feel worried 48.1%
Yes, feel a little worried 30.0%
No, don’t really feel worried 11.9%
No, don’t feel worried at all 10.0%

Q9: How interested are you in politics? (Sample size=500)

  All Male
N=250
Female
N=250
Very interested 24.0% 32.0% 16.0%
Somewhat interested 39.4% 36.8% 42.0%
Not really interested 25.4% 21.6% 29.2%
Not at all interested 11.2% 9.6% 12.8%

Q10: How interested are you in elections? (Sample size=500)

  All Male
N=250
Female
N=250
Very interested 22.0% 29.6% 14.4%
Somewhat interested 37.6% 35.6% 39.6%
Not really interested 26.8% 23.2% 30.4%
Not at all interested 13.6% 11.6% 15.6%

Q11: How interested are you in the economy? (Sample size=500)

  All Male
N=250
Female
N=250
Very interested 28.2% 37.6% 18.8%
Somewhat interested 43.0% 40.4% 45.6%
Not really interested 20.2% 15.6% 24.8%
Not at all interested 8.6% 6.4% 10.8%

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