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Political Attitudes in Tokyo, Japan, 1959 (ICPSR 7069)

Principal Investigator(s): Yoron Kagaku Kyokai


This was the second in a series of studies conducted by the Social Research Institute of Tokyo on the political attitudes of the voting population in metropolitan Tokyo (see also ICPSR 7068 and 7070). The study first examined the respondents' interest in politics, political party preference, degree of party support, and voting patterns. Respondents were then asked to rate the three political parties on several issues. Respondents' identification with the political ideologies of the capitalist, socialist, and communist systems were also explored, as were views on strikes, government suppression of debates and speeches, violence as a means of political persuasion, and the necessity of compromise and patience within the political sphere. The importance of preserving Japanese customs and traditions of the past was assessed, as well as the respondents' opinions of the authority of the Emperor. Demographic variables cover age, sex, education, occupation, standard of living, and labor union membership.

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Study Description


Yoron Kagaku Kyokai (Japan). POLITICAL ATTITUDES IN TOKYO, JAPAN, 1959. Berkeley, CA: University of California at Berkeley, Survey Research Center, International Data Library and Reference Service [producer], 196?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-12-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07069.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07069.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    capitalism, citizen attitudes, communism, cultural traditions, diplomacy, domestic policy, labor strikes, political attitudes, political ideologies, political participation, political parties, political violence, public opinion, repression, socialism, voter attitudes, voter interest, voting patterns, Japan, Tokyo

Geographic Coverage:    Global

Time Period:   

  • 1959

Date of Collection:   

  • 1959

Universe:    Voting population of Tokyo, Japan.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-27

Version History:

  • 2006-12-12 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.



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