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Results of the 86th Opinion Survey on the General Public's Views and Behavior (June 2021 Survey)

July 8, 2021
Public Relations Department
Bank of Japan

Survey Outline

  • Survey period : From May 7 to June 2, 2021.
  • Population of the Survey : Individuals living in Japan who are at least 20 years of age.
  • Sample size : 4,000 people (2,321 people [i.e., 58.0 percent of the overall sample size] provided valid responses to questions).
  • Sampling method : Stratified two-stage random sampling method.
  • Survey methodology : Questionnaire survey (mail survey method).
Impression of Present Economic Conditions Compared with One Year AgoPercent, percentage points
83rd survey
(Sep 2020)
84th survey
(Dec 2020)
85th survey
(Mar 2021)
86th survey
(Jun 2021)
Have improved (A) 0.6 1.1 1.0 2.2
Have remained the same 22.4 27.2 27.6 33.4
Have worsened (B) 76.2 71.3 70.4 63.8
D.I. (A) minus (B) -75.6 -70.2 -69.4 -61.6
Outlook for Economic Conditions One Year from NowPercent, percentage points
83rd survey
(Sep 2020)
84th survey
(Dec 2020)
85th survey
(Mar 2021)
86th survey
(Jun 2021)
Will improve (A) 14.3 14.4 23.1 20.4
Will remain the same 43.5 47.7 44.3 43.6
Will worsen (B) 40.9 37.5 31.6 35.3
D.I. (A) minus (B) -26.6 -23.1 -8.5 -14.9
Impression of Present Household Circumstances Compared with One Year AgoPercent, percentage points
83rd survey
(Sep 2020)
84th survey
(Dec 2020)
85th survey
(Mar 2021)
86th survey
(Jun 2021)
Have become better off (A) 5.5 4.2 6.3 5.3
Difficult to say 54.9 56.7 55.0 56.4
Have become worse off (B) 38.8 38.1 38.0 37.3
D.I. (A) minus (B) -33.3 -33.9 -31.7 -32.0
Perception of the Present Price Levels Compared with One Year AgoPercent
83rd survey
(Sep 2020)
84th survey
(Dec 2020)
85th survey
(Mar 2021)
86th survey
(Jun 2021)
Have gone up significantly 10.1 9.2 5.2 6.6
Have gone up slightly 55.8 51.3 43.9 49.8
Have remained almost unchanged 29.2 34.6 44.3 38.0
Have gone down slightly 2.5 3.9 5.0 3.8
Have gone down significantly 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.3
Outlook for Price Levels One Year from NowPercent
83rd survey
(Sep 2020)
84th survey
(Dec 2020)
85th survey
(Mar 2021)
86th survey
(Jun 2021)
Will go up significantly 8.5 6.3 5.8 7.7
Will go up slightly 54.8 53.7 56.6 59.1
Will remain almost unchanged 28.7 31.2 30.6 27.2
Will go down slightly 5.9 7.2 5.8 4.0
Will go down significantly 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.3
One of the Bank's Objectives Is to Achieve Price StabilityPercent
83rd survey
(Sep 2020)
84th survey
(Dec 2020)
85th survey
(Mar 2021)
86th survey
(Jun 2021)
Know about it - 27.6 - 29.8
Have read or heard of it, but do not know much about it - 43.9 - 44.0
Have never heard of it - 28.1 - 25.8
The Bank Has Set the Price Stability Target at 2 Percent in terms of the Year-on-Year Rate of Change in the CPI Percent
83rd survey
(Sep 2020)
84th survey
(Dec 2020)
85th survey
(Mar 2021)
86th survey
(Jun 2021)
Know about it 18.9 20.2 18.1 21.7
Have read or heard of it, but do not know much about it 37.3 30.9 29.3 31.0
Have never heard of it 42.8 48.4 51.6 46.9
The Bank Has Been Implementing Aggressive Monetary Easing Measures to Achieve the Price Stability Target of 2 Percent Percent
83rd survey
(Sep 2020)
84th survey
(Dec 2020)
85th survey
(Mar 2021)
86th survey
(Jun 2021)
Know about it 24.4 34.8 23.0 35.8
Have read or heard of it, but do not know much about it 39.6 38.7 33.2 38.2
Have never heard of it 35.0 26.1 42.7 25.4
The Bank Has Been Conducting "Quantitative and Qualitative Monetary Easing (QQE) with Yield Curve Control" Percent
83rd survey
(Sep 2020)
84th survey
(Dec 2020)
85th survey
(Mar 2021)
86th survey
(Jun 2021)
Know about it 14.3 17.6 13.8 19.2
Have read or heard of it, but do not know much about it 34.2 34.7 25.5 33.9
Have never heard of it 50.7 47.1 59.4 46.4
Confidence in the BankPercent
83rd survey
(Sep 2020)
84th survey
(Dec 2020)
85th survey
(Mar 2021)
86th survey
(Jun 2021)
Confident - 14.7 - 13.4
Somewhat confident - 30.2 - 30.8
Difficult to say - 46.9 - 46.7
Not particularly confident - 5.3 - 6.1
Not confident - 2.0 - 2.2

Inquiries

Planning and Analysis Group, Public Relations Department

E-mail : prdmail@boj.or.jp