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)

Bright2.0%
Perhaps bright20.6%
Perhaps dark64.0%
Dark13.4%

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

Think so11.6%
Perhaps think so53.2%
Perhaps don’t think so30.8%
Don’t think so4.4%

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 expectations3.6%
Perhaps have expectations20.8%
Perhaps have no expectations54.4%
Have no expectations21.2%

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)

Yes57.4%
Not at this time30.6%
Don’t know12.0%

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

Bright10.8%
Perhaps bright40.4%
Perhaps dark37.0%
Dark11.8%

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)

 AllMale
N=250
Female
N=250
Yes (to SQ)42.2%39.2%45.2%
No57.8%60.8%54.8%

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

 AllMale
N=98
Female
N=113
Mother35.5%27.6%42.5%
Father34.6%42.9%27.4%
School teacher, professor26.1%25.5%26.5%
Grandparent10.9%7.1%14.2%
Actor, entertainer10.9%9.2%11.5%
Senior at school10.4%9.2%11.5%
Friend10.0%11.2%8.8%
Senior, boss at work9.0%9.2%8.8%
Historical figure6.2%4.1%8.0%
Sportsperson6.2%10.2%2.7%
Brother, sister5.2%6.1%4.4%
Other relative4.7%2.0%7.1%
Politician4.3%8.2%0.9%
Author, cultural figure4.3%4.1%4.4%
Other4.7%6.1%3.5%

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

 AllMale
N=242
Female
N=231
Civil servant22.2%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-employed1.9%2.9%0.9%
Freelancer1.9%1.2%2.6%
Homemaker1.9%0.0%3.9%
Company employee (manual)0.6%1.2%0.0%
Farming, fishing0.0%0.0%0.0%
Other9.9%6.6%13.4%
Don’t know31.9%32.6%31.2%
Don’t plan to work full-time2.5%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 worried48.1%
Yes, feel a little worried30.0%
No, don’t really feel worried11.9%
No, don’t feel worried at all10.0%

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

 AllMale
N=250
Female
N=250
Very interested24.0%32.0%16.0%
Somewhat interested39.4%36.8%42.0%
Not really interested25.4%21.6%29.2%
Not at all interested11.2%9.6%12.8%

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

 AllMale
N=250
Female
N=250
Very interested22.0%29.6%14.4%
Somewhat interested37.6%35.6%39.6%
Not really interested26.8%23.2%30.4%
Not at all interested13.6%11.6%15.6%

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

 AllMale
N=250
Female
N=250
Very interested28.2%37.6%18.8%
Somewhat interested43.0%40.4%45.6%
Not really interested20.2%15.6%24.8%
Not at all interested8.6%6.4%10.8%

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