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Citizens of this collectivist nation think their fellow-citizens are not civic-minded enough and need to have more of it pushed on them.  The politicians just got handed a gift with this survey.

Note the false dichotomy of question 3, ” Given the two opinions “One should focus more on country and society” and “Satisfying one’s personal lifestyle is a more important view””, which assumes that these two options are mutually exclusive. Are they, I wonder?

Between the 20th of January and the 6th of February 2011 10,000 people aged 20 or older selected at random from residency registers from all over the country were approached for interview and 6,338 people agreed to a face-to-face interview. 53.8% of the sample were female, 7.9% in their twenties, 14.0% in their thirties, 16.6% in their forties, 17.2% in their fifties, 23.4% in their sixties, 15.7% in their seventies, and 5.4% aged eighty or older.

via Japanese society in 2011: part 1 of 3 | 世論 What Japan Thinks.