Well-Being

March 8, 2014

 

Survey Shows 60% Satisfied with Current Life, 70% Dissatisfied with Social Security

Keywords: NGO / Citizen Well-Being 

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The Japanese Consumers' Cooperative Union released the results of its Social Security survey on November 28, 2013. According to the result of the online questionnaire, 58.1% answered "Satisfied" or "Somewhat satisfied" to the question of satisfaction with one's current life. On the other hand, only 26.8% answered "Satisfied" or "Somewhat satisfied" to the question of satisfaction with Japan's current Social Security program. This suggests that about 70% of people surveyed are dissatisfied with Japan's Social Security program.

Approximately 20% answered "Yes" or "Generally yes" to the question "Do you think people around you will help you in case something happens to you," and 63.6% answered "Yes" or "Generally yes" to the question "Do you feel anxious whether someone will give care to you?"

Regarding working and employment, 75.4% answered "Yes" or "Generally yes" to the question "Do you think the gap will widen between regular and non-regular employment," and 64.6% answered "Yes" or "Generally yes" to the question "Do you think Social Security programs should improve services for non-regular employment?"

This online survey was conducted among 1,200 men and women aged 20 to 79 in Japan in September 2013.

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