Cabinet Approval Rating

In May 2017, the approval rate for the Abe cabinet decreased to 51% from 53% in the previous month. The disapproval rate increased to 30% from 27% in April 2017.

Published monthly by the NHK. Updated to the month of May 2017 (published on May 15th, 2017).

Note:"Cabinet approval/disapproval rating" is published as a part of the Monthly Survey on Japanese Political Awareness, conducted every month by The NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, a research institute affiliated with NHK, Japan's public broadcaster. The original publication series are available only in Japanese. Below is a link to their web site (available only in Japanese). http://www.nhk.or.jp/bunken/yoron/political/index.html

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