TOKYO: Over 60 percent of people in Japan believe the government’s COVID-19 pre-emergency measures are not effective, a JIJI Press opinion survey showed.
The survey, conducted between Feb. 11 and Monday, found that the pre-emergency measures were considered ineffective by 61.5 percent of respondents.
The proportion of respondents who found the measures to be effective came in at 19.7 percent, while 18.8 percent said they had no opinion or did not know.
Of respondents who support the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, 25.8 percent said the measures were effective while 54.3 percent rated them negatively.
Among respondents who back Komeito, the LDP’s junior coalition partner, 25 percent said the measures were working while 50 percent said the opposite.
The survey also showed that 25.9 percent of all respondents believe the country’s rollout of COVID-19 booster vaccine shots is making steady progress and 59.3 percent said the opposite, while 14.8 percent answered neither or said they did not know.
The interview survey covered 2,000 people aged 18 or over across Japan. Valid responses came from 62.8 percent.