conduct reforms" (In December 2011 39.7% of the pollees
gave such an answer), and 25.4% said that they just do not believe it (19.3%
These developments have made companies less optimistic about the future course of the economy, the pollees
The ratio of pollees
noting concern about employment among pollees
themselves and their relatives rose to 66.9% from 64.1%, a reflection of the tight labor market signified by the difficulties new graduates have finding jobs.
In construction however, investment spending looks set to remain at the previous month's level, according to 86 percent of the pollees
. Profitability ratio will fare worse in the industrial sector, given the noticeable worsening of the balance of answers, but it might expand somewhat in the construction sector, as the balance of answers remained in positive territory.
Forty-six percent of pollees
hope the main opposition Democratic Party of Japan will win the next general election while 33 percent hope for a victory by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, the Mainichi Shimbun reported Sunday.
Current Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai is now on top, preferred by 35.3% of the pollees
In construction, about 80 percent of total pollees
foresee a halt in hirings and the positive balance of answers decreased six times, nearing the nil value.Respondents in both sectors under review expect industrial producer prices to remain broadly unchanged.
However, 45 percent of the Asahi pollees
disapproved of the party's handling of pension-related problems.
Investment is expected to remain unchanged against the previous month both in the industrial sector (where the balance of answers stood further close to nil) and in the construction sector, consistent with the opinions of almost 86 percent of the pollees
. In month-on-month comparison, a largely flat profitability ratio is estimated for industry, but in construction the economic performance might improve somewhat, as the balance of answers rose to +9 percent.
Asked if the Abe Cabinet is strong or undependable, 67 percent of the pollees
answered ''undependable.'' Why are so many people now viewing Abe as an undependable leader?
According to a Yomiuri Shimbun poll conducted earlier this month, 68 percent of pollees
said the activities by members of the Self-Defense Forces ''contributed'' to the reconstruction of Iraq, compared with 28 percent who said they ''made no contribution.'' Gradually, the public are backing the activities of the SDF.