What Japan expects from politicians in 2012

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As we enter 2012, here is goo Ranking’s annual look at expectations of the people.

Demographics

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.

Ranking result

Q: What expectations for the future Japan do you have? (Sample size=1,074)

RankExpectationScore
1A country where old folks can live off their pensions100
2A country that correctly uses tax revenue96.2
3A country with good public order89.7
4A country with good-mannered citizens80.0
5A country with cheap medical fees78.6
6A country where it is easy to have, bring up children78.1
7A country where politicians and bureaucrats do not lie71.7
8A country with a stress-free working environment70.1
9A country with a stable political administration66.4
10=A country with high-quality medical care64.7
10=A country with high-quality education64.7
12A country replete in public services60.6
13A country with perfect responses to natural disasters59.1
14A country with little disparity between rich and poor58.4
15A country with no discrimination between people57.8
16A country self-sufficient in food resources57.7
17A country where information is opened to the citizens53.3
18A country with a stable life infrastructure52.8
19A country that leads on environmental issues51.6
20A country of lively regions51.1
21A country that can stand up for itself on an equal footing to Western nations48.5
22A country that maintains cordial relations with its Asian neighbours47.7
23A country with many free public services46.3
24A country where public organizations and private industry correctly disclose information43.0
25A country with a high-quality network infrastructure30.2
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