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Part 2: Outline of the Survey Results


IV. Community and Volunteering

1. Community

(1) Attachment to the community
Q23  [HAND R CARD 24] How much do you like the city or town you currently live in?
(SINGLE ANSWER ONLY)
  1. I like it  
  2. I like it a little
  3. I don't like it that much
  4. I don't like it
  5. Do not know
  6. Refused 

Upon being asked about whether they liked the city or town they lived in, 91.3% of Japanese youth answered 'Like' ("I like it": 52.5% + "I like it a little": 38.8%).

Comparing the five countries, Japan (91.3%) and France (91.2%) both yielded the response 'Like' in the 90-99% range in regard to cities and towns lived in, while the descending order among the others were the U.K. (85.9%), the U.S.A. (79.9%), and South Korea (75.6%).

Table 4-1-1-1: Attachment to the community < CSV Data >

Table 4-1-1-1: Attachment to the community

A comparison with previous surveys on Japanese youth indicates that the percentage the response 'Like' was given in regard to cities and towns lived in (85.1% in the seventh to 91.3% in the eighth) increased by 6 points over the previous survey.

Table 4-1-1-2: Attachment to the community (changes over the years) < CSV Data >

Table 4-1-1-2: Attachment to the community (changes over the years)

An analysis of Japanese youth by gender difference shows that there were no differences.

Table 4-1-1-3: Attachment to the community (by gender) < CSV Data >

Table 4-1-1-3: Attachment to the community (by gender)

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(2) Reasons for attachment
[ASK Q24 IF ANSWERED Q23 WITH ANSWERS 1 OR 2, THAT IS, LIKE THE AREA WHERE THEY LIVE]
Q24  [HAND R CARD 25] Please indicate why you like the city or town you live in by choosing as many of the reasons listed on the card that apply.
(MULTIPLE ANSWERS POSSIBLE)
  1. I have friends in the area
  2. I have a strong attachment to the area
  3. The area is rich in natural environment
  4. The area is convenient for commuting to school and work and for shopping
  5. The area has many places of recreation
  6. There is a lot of interaction between residents
  7. The area is safe
  8. Many community gatherings and events take place in the area
  9. The area is rich in history and tradition
  10. The area provides many opportunities for residents to be exposed to culture and the arts
  11. Other (specifically,                         )
  12. Do not know
  13. Refused

Japanese youth gave most as their reason for attachment "I have friends in the area" (60.3%). The responses that followed were, in descending order, "I have a strong attachment to the area" (52.3%), "The area is convenient for commuting to school and work and for shopping" (46.9%), "The area is rich in natural environment" (38.8%), and "The area is safe" (34.5%).

Comparing the five countries, similar to Japan, the other four countries also ended up with "I have friends in the area" ( South Korea : 69.9%; U.S.A. : 84.4%; U.K. : 87.1%; France: 90.6%) as the top reason. In South Korea, the responses that followed were, in order, "The area is convenient for commuting to school and work and for shopping" (46.4%) and "I have a strong attachment to the area" (42.1%).
      In the U.S.A., the responses that followed were "I have a strong attachment to the area" (52.6%), "The area is convenient for commuting to school and work and for shopping" (52.5%), "The area is safe" (52.0%), which were all given in similar numbers in the 50-59% range.
      In the U.K., the responses that followed in the 40-49% range were "I have a strong attachment to the area" (42.8%) and "The area is convenient for commuting to school and work and for shopping" (42.1%), while "The area is safe" (37.4%) was given in the 30-39% range.
      In France, following were "I have a strong attachment to the area, " at 64.3%, "The area is convenient for commuting to school and work and for shopping" (27.4%) and "The area is rich in natural environment" (23.2%), which were given in the 20-29% range.

Table 4-1-2-1: Reasons for attachment < CSV Data >
Table 4-1-2-1: Reasons for attachment

A comparison with the previous survey on Japanese youth shows that "The area is convenient for commuting to school and work and for shopping" (39.8% in the seventh to 46.9% in the eighth), "The area is safe" (same as above: 24.8% to 34.5%), "There is a lot of interaction among residents" (same as above: 12.9% to 21.7%), "The area has many places of recreation" (same as above: 7.9% to 12.5%), and "Many community gatherings and events take place in the area" (same as above: 3.4% to 9.3%) were given in higher percentages than in the previous survey.

Table 4-1-2-2: Reasons for attachment (changes over the years) < CSV Data >
Table 4-1-2-2: Reasons for attachment (changes over the years)

An analysis of Japanese youth by gender difference shows that more males than females gave "I have friends in the area" (males: 65.3%; females: 55.4%) and "The area has many places of recreation" (same as above: 16.5%, 8.5%).

Table 4-1-2-3: Reasons for attachment (by gender) < CSV Data >
Table 4-1-2-3: Reasons for attachment (by gender)

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(3) Will you stay in the community?
Q25  Do you want to continue living in the city or town you currently live in, do you want to move or do you not care?
(SINGLE ANSWER ONLY)
  1. Want to continue living in current city or town
  2. Want to move
  3. Don't care
  4. Do not know
  5. Refused

When asked if they wanted to continue living in the city or town in which they live, Japanese youth responding "Want to continue living in current city or town" accounted for 43.5%, which was 20 points more than those answering "Want to move" (23.4%).

Comparing the five countries, the highest percentage of "Want to continue living in current city or town" responses was found in the U.K. (58.5%). The order elsewhere was the U.S.A. (44.9%), Japan (43.5%), France (39.4%), and South Korea (37.0%).
      On the other hand, in the U.S.A., 35.1% gave "Want to move, " which was the highest among the five countries surveyed.

Table 4-1-3-1: Will you stay in the community? < CSV Data >

Table 4-1-3-1: Will you stay in the community?

A comparison with the previous survey on Japanese youth shows that the percentage giving "Want to continue living in current city or town" (33.2% in the seventh to 43.5% in the eighth) increased 10 points over the previous survey.

Table 4-1-3-2: Will you stay in the community? (changes over the years) < CSV Data >

Table 4-1-3-2: Will you stay in the community? (changes over the years)

An analysis of Japanese youth by gender difference shows that a higher percentage of males than females gave "Want to continue living in current city or town" (males: 47.6%; females: 39.5%), while a higher percentage of females gave "Don't care" (same as above: 24.0%, 32.8%).

Table 4-1-3-3: Will you stay in the community? (by gender) < CSV Data >

Table 4-1-3-3: Will you stay in the community? (by gender)

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