What Japanese planned doing for the eclipse


Do you plan to view the annular eclipse? graph of japanese statisticsI’m not sure if my timing here is good or bad, but anyway, here is a survey from Macromill Inc looking at viewing the annular eclipse that happened this morning.


Over the 16th and 17th of May 2012 1,000 members of the Macromill internet monitor group living in Tokyo or the surrounding prefectures of Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was 50:50 male and female, and 20.0% in their teens or twenties, 20.0% in their thirties, 20.0% in their forties, 20.0% in their fifties, and 20.0% aged sixty or older.

I saw a quick glance filtered through the clouds when I was waiting for my train to work, then saw hordes of people waiting as I changed stations further along the way, although less than 10% appeared to have any form of eye protection at all!

Japan Probe has a good selection of videos of it.

Research results

Q1: Do you plan to view the annular eclipse? (Sample size=1,000)

Yes, from around my home (to SQs)60.8%
Yes, on television, internet (to SQs)11.4%
Yes, from work, school (to SQs)7.7%
Yes, whilst commuting (to SQs)6.4%
Yes, other (to SQs)1.9%

Q1SQ1: Who do you plan to watch it with? (Sample size=776, multiple answer)

With family50.8%
By myself44.8%
With school, work colleagues5.8%
With boyfriend/girlfriend3.2%
With friends2.7%
With other0.8%

Q1SQ2: Does your school, workplace plan to change start times, have a holiday, etc for the annular eclipse? (Sample size=776)


Q2: Have you bought any goods or services related to the annular eclipse? (Sample size=1,000, multiple answer)

Eclipse-viewing glasses26.5%
Eclipse-viewing camera filter1.3%
Related books1.2%
Smartphone app1.1%
Tour, holiday0.2%
Not bought anything70.8%

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