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Results of the 90th Opinion Survey on the General Public's Views and Behavior (June 2022 Survey)

July 6, 2022
Public Relations Department
Bank of Japan

Survey Outline

  • Survey period : From May 6 to June 1, 2022.
  • Population of the Survey : Individuals living in Japan who are at least 20 years of age.
  • Sample size : 4,000 people (2,193 people [i.e., 54.8 percent of the overall sample size] provided valid responses to questions).
  • Sampling method : Stratified two-stage random sampling method.
  • Survey methodology : Mail survey method (responses collected by mail or via the internet).
Impression of Present Economic Conditions Compared with One Year AgoPercent, percentage points
87th survey
(Sep 2021)
88th survey
(Dec 2021)
89th survey
(Mar 2022)
90th survey
(Jun 2022)
Have improved (A) 2.5 5.2 3.6 5.3
Have remained the same 38.6 43.2 38.3 38.2
Have worsened (B) 57.8 51.0 57.4 56.0
D.I. (A) minus (B) -55.3 -45.8 -53.8 -50.7
Outlook for Economic Conditions One Year from NowPercent, percentage points
87th survey
(Sep 2021)
88th survey
(Dec 2021)
89th survey
(Mar 2022)
90th survey
(Jun 2022)
Will improve (A) 16.6 26.0 15.6 13.5
Will remain the same 46.1 52.5 50.8 43.8
Will worsen (B) 36.4 21.0 32.7 42.2
D.I. (A) minus (B) -19.8 5.0 -17.1 -28.7
Impression of Present Household Circumstances Compared with One Year AgoPercent, percentage points
87th survey
(Sep 2021)
88th survey
(Dec 2021)
89th survey
(Mar 2022)
90th survey
(Jun 2022)
Have become better off (A) 6.8 5.8 4.8 3.7
Difficult to say 55.5 53.4 52.8 52.3
Have become worse off (B) 36.3 40.0 41.7 43.2
D.I. (A) minus (B) -29.5 -34.2 -36.9 -39.5
Perception of the Present Price Levels Compared with One Year AgoPercent
87th survey
(Sep 2021)
88th survey
(Dec 2021)
89th survey
(Mar 2022)
90th survey
(Jun 2022)
Have gone up significantly 8.9 16.6 22.4 30.6
Have gone up slightly 52.6 60.8 58.8 58.4
Have remained almost unchanged 32.9 19.7 15.6 7.9
Have gone down slightly 2.8 1.5 1.3 0.5
Have gone down significantly 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.7
Outlook for Price Levels One Year from NowPercent
87th survey
(Sep 2021)
88th survey
(Dec 2021)
89th survey
(Mar 2022)
90th survey
(Jun 2022)
Will go up significantly 8.4 13.4 20.4 29.4
Will go up slightly 59.8 65.4 63.9 57.7
Will remain almost unchanged 24.8 17.4 12.4 9.7
Will go down slightly 3.6 2.8 1.8 1.1
Will go down significantly 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.4
One of the Bank's Objectives Is to Achieve Price StabilityPercent
87th survey
(Sep 2021)
88th survey
(Dec 2021)
89th survey
(Mar 2022)
90th survey
(Jun 2022)
Know about it - 28.8 - 30.5
Have read or heard of it, but do not know much about it - 46.1 - 44.3
Have never heard of it - 24.8 - 24.9
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
87th survey
(Sep 2021)
88th survey
(Dec 2021)
89th survey
(Mar 2022)
90th survey
(Jun 2022)
Know about it 18.4 21.3 19.8 22.4
Have read or heard of it, but do not know much about it 26.7 29.3 31.8 32.5
Have never heard of it 53.9 49.1 47.5 44.7
The Bank Has Been Implementing Aggressive Monetary Easing Measures to Achieve the Price Stability Target of 2 Percent Percent
87th survey
(Sep 2021)
88th survey
(Dec 2021)
89th survey
(Mar 2022)
90th survey
(Jun 2022)
Know about it 21.8 34.3 22.1 33.9
Have read or heard of it, but do not know much about it 31.1 39.7 35.4 42.0
Have never heard of it 46.1 25.7 41.4 23.7
The Bank Has Been Conducting "Quantitative and Qualitative Monetary Easing (QQE) with Yield Curve Control" Percent
87th survey
(Sep 2021)
88th survey
(Dec 2021)
89th survey
(Mar 2022)
90th survey
(Jun 2022)
Know about it 13.0 18.3 13.9 20.1
Have read or heard of it, but do not know much about it 25.5 34.5 27.7 35.6
Have never heard of it 60.3 46.7 57.1 43.9
Confidence in the BankPercent
87th survey
(Sep 2021)
88th survey
(Dec 2021)
89th survey
(Mar 2022)
90th survey
(Jun 2022)
Confident - 12.7 - 13.7
Somewhat confident - 32.0 - 31.7
Difficult to say - 46.8 - 44.9
Not particularly confident - 5.2 - 5.8
Not confident - 2.3 - 3.2

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