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Political Opinion Polling in Japan

  • Sigeki Nisihira
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Abstract

The present-day Mainichi Shimbun, a Japanese newspaper, took the first nationwide opinion poll in Japan in May 1940, when it questioned the public on middle school entrance examinations. In November the same newspaper followed with a nationwide poll on election procedures. These were perhaps the only opinion polls of the pre-war period. The sampling technique used in those polls was imprecise by today’s standards.

Keywords

Public Opinion Opinion Poll Liberal Democratic Party Person Pronoun Electoral District 
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Notes and References

  1. 9.
    Herbert Passin (ed.), A Season of Voting (Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1979).Google Scholar

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© Robert M. Worcester 1983

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