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Political Attitudes in Tokyo, Japan, 1958 (ICPSR 7068)

Principal Investigator(s): Yoron Kagaku Kyokai (Japan)


This was the first in a series of studies conducted by the Social Research Institute of Tokyo on the political attitudes of the voting population of metropolitan Tokyo (see also ICPSR 7069 and 7070). Following an assessment of their political party preferences and degree of party support, the respondents were asked to evaluate the three major political parties by rating party activities, ideologies, platforms, and representativeness of voter interests. The position of the Communist Party in Japan was also explored. Variables probed respondents' satisfaction with the state of politics in Japan, their views on means of political action and changing the Japanese government and constitution, and their attitudes toward political participation. Foreign relations were explored through questions about Japan's position in the world and particularly about diplomatic problems with the United States, the Soviet Union, and Korea. Demographic data cover sex, age, occupation, education, standard of living, and labor union membership.

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Study Description


Yoron Kagaku Kyokai (Japan). Political Attitudes in Tokyo, Japan, 1958 . ICPSR07068-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-11-03. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07068.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07068.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    citizen attitudes, Communist Party, diplomacy, government reform, international relations, national prestige, political attitudes, political ideologies, political participation, political parties, political partisanship, public opinion, voter attitudes, voter interest, Japan, Tokyo

Geographic Coverage:    Global

Time Period:   

  • 1958

Date of Collection:   

  • 1958-11

Universe:    Voting population of metropolitan Tokyo, Japan.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Data Source:

personal interviews

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-27

Version History:

  • 2009-11-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.



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