Coming of Age in 2013: part two of two

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How interested are you in working overseas in the future? 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.

The second half of the survey, fortunately, is a bit brighter. 35.4% interested to some degree in foreign employment is quite a bit higher than I would have imagined, although the cynic might say that figure is inflated by those who see a dark future for Japan in Q1, so wish to get out while the going is good…

A surprise for me is that there is a significant difference between the sexes regarding mobile phones; the women seem to have been quicker to switch to smartphones, although I wonder how much is tied in with their much higher SNS usage, as mobiles make Twitter, LINE etc more pleasurable to use.

Research results

Q12: How interested are you in studying abroad? (Sample size=500)

  All Male
N=250
Female
N=250
Very interested 18.4% 17.2% 19.6%
Somewhat interested 24.4% 20.4% 28.4%
Not really interested 25.8% 28.0% 23.6%
Not at all interested 31.4% 34.4% 28.4%

Q13: How interested are you in foreign travel? (Sample size=500)

  All Male
N=250
Female
N=250
Very interested 37.2% 30.8% 43.6%
Somewhat interested 27.6% 28.0% 27.2%
Not really interested 15.0% 16.4% 13.6%
Not at all interested 20.2% 24.8% 15.6%

Q14: How interested are you in mastering a foreign language? (Sample size=500)

  All Male
N=250
Female
N=250
Very interested 30.2% 28.4% 32.0%
Somewhat interested 32.4% 30.4% 34.4%
Not really interested 18.6% 19.6% 17.6%
Not at all interested 18.8% 21.6% 16.0%

Q15: How interested are you in working overseas in the future? (Sample size=500)

  All Male
N=250
Female
N=250
Very interested 13.4% 14.4% 12.4%
Somewhat interested 22.0% 22.4% 21.6%
Not really interested 29.4% 27.6% 31.2%
Not at all interested 35.2% 35.6% 34.8%

Q16: Where would you like to study overseas? (Sample size=those interested in studying overseas, multiple answer, top 5)

Rank   Percentage
1 USA 60.7%
2 UK 43.0%
3 Canada 42.5%
4 Australia 27.6%
5 Germany 27.1%

Q17: Where would you like to travel overseas to? (Sample size=those interested in travelling overseas, multiple answer, top 5)

Rank   Percentage
1 France 60.5%
2 USA 59.6%
3 Italy 59.0%
4 UK 56.2%
5 Germany 52.5%

Q18: Where would you like to work overseas? (Sample size=those interested in working overseas, multiple answer, top 5)

Rank   Percentage
1 USA 52.5%
2 UK 28.2%
3 Germany 23.2%
4 France 19.2%
5 Canada 16.4%

Q19: Which of the following digital devices do you have and use? (Sample size=500, multiple answer)

  All Male
N=250
Female
N=250
Laptop, netbook 80.8% 84.0% 77.6%
Feature (non-smart) mobile phone 42.0% 48.0% 36.0%
Android smartphone 37.6% 34.8% 40.4%
Desktop computer 30.4% 35.6% 25.2%
iPhone 25.0% 23.2% 26.8%
Tablet 8.0% 10.4% 5.6%
Non-Android, non-iPhone smartphone 2.4% 1.6% 3.2%
Electronic book reader 1.2% 1.6% 0.8%
None of these 0.2% 0.0% 0.4%

Q20: Which of the following SNS do you currently use? (Sample size=500, multiple answer)

  All Male
N=250
Female
N=250
Twitter 57.4% 49.2% 65.6%
LINE 54.6% 42.8% 66.4%
Facebook 48.8% 42.0% 55.6%
mixi 35.4% 30.0% 40.8%
Mobage SNS functions 11.8% 12.4% 11.2%
Google+ 10.2% 12.0% 8.4%
GREE SNS functions 9.8% 6.8% 12.8%
Ameba Pigg 8.6% 5.6% 11.6%
Myspace 1.6% 1.6% 1.6%
LinkedIn 1.4% 2.0% 0.8%
Other SNS 0.8% 0.4% 1.2%
Don’t use any SNS 17.4% 25.2% 9.6%

Q21: What do you think are the great things about turning 20 years old? (Sample size=500, multiple answer)

  All Male
N=250
Female
N=250
Can drink alcohol 49.8% 44.4% 55.2%
Can vote 35.4% 41.2% 29.6%
Can be looked upon as an adult 23.4% 24.8% 22.0%
Can attend a Coming of Age ceremony 17.8% 15.2% 20.4%
Can get a credit card without parents’ permission 14.0% 14.0% 14.0%
Can get married without parents’ permission 5.6% 4.8% 6.4%
Can gamble on horses, etc 5.0% 7.2% 2.8%
Can smoke 4.2% 4.8% 3.6%
Other 2.0% 0.4% 3.6%
Nothing in particular 28.0% 28.0% 28.0%

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