February 16, 2012


Survey after the Great East Japan Earthquake Reveals Increased Trust in Self-Defense Forces and Individuals

Keywords: Disaster Prevention / Reduction NGO / Citizen Non-manufacturing industry 

On August 26, 2011, NTT DATA SMIS Co., a marketing research and systems development company, announced the results of people's attitude survey after the Great East Japan Earthquake. The results showed a substantial increase in trust in both Japan's Self-Defense Forces and Japanese individuals.

With regard to serious problems, a majority pointed out the Fukushima nuclear power plant and the radiation problem, which had not been responses in September 2010. The survey also showed that more than 80 percent of the respondents rediscovered "the importance of nature" and "the importance of person-to-person connections," consequently empathizing and sympathizing with the importance of compassion and human ties people.

In terms of countries to which people feel gratitude for their support and help after the earthquake, respondents mentioned the USA (51%) and Taiwan (41%); France, Korea and New Zealand (each about 25%), as well as dozens of other countries.

This survey was conducted via the Internet, targeting 1,000 people in Japan between the age of 20 and 69.

More People Are 'Deeply Moved' and 'Heartily Appreciative' Than Pre-Quake (Related JFS article)

Posted: 2012/02/16 06:00:15 AM