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H-ASIA
January 10, 2006

WWW Resource: The Mansfield Asian Opinion Poll Database

From: T.Matthew Ciolek

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The Asian Studies WWW Monitor: Jan 2006, Vol. 13, No. 1 (244)
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04 Jan 2006

The Mansfield Asian Opinion Poll Database

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, Washington, DC, US

Self-description: “[A] reference for researchers and others to help
monitor key public opinion trends in Northeast Asia. We’ve collected
and
translated top-of-the line opinion polls on key policy-related issues
from major media organizations and other agencies in Japan and South
Korea. These polls were previously not available in English or on a
central site on the Internet.

Although the content of polls may vary, we will focus on issues of
salient importance to policymaking and regional diplomacy, such as: *
Attitudes toward the United States and other nations in Northeast Asia
*
Perceptions of China’s rising power and potential North Korean threat *
Perceptions of the U.S.-Japan and U.S.-South Korea alliances * Regional
economic competition * Domestic political trends; support for
governments
and administrations We’ll regularly update the polling data and archive
the polls on our website. In addition, we plan to include supplemental
commentary and analysis of the polls by leading experts in the Asia
policy field.”

List of polls published till Jan 2006: * 2005 Public Opinion Survey on
Diplomacy by the Cabinet Office of Japan (Abridged) (05-12); * Nov 2005
Nikkei Special Telephone Opinion Poll on “Cabinet Reshuffle”(P05-7); *
Aug 2005 Nikkei Special Telephone Opinion Poll on “Manifesto” (P05-11);
*
Aug 2005 Nikkei Special Telephone Opinion Poll on “Postal Dissolution”
(P05-10); * Jul 2005 Monthly JoongAng Survey Research on US-Korea
Alliance (P05-5); * Jul 2005 Nikkei Special Telephone Opinion Poll on
Japanese Postal Privatization (P05-1); * Jun 2005 Nikkei Regular
Telephone Opinion Poll (P05-9); * Apr 2005 Nikkei Regular Telephone
Opinion Poll (P05-8); * Mar 2005 Dong-A Ilbo Opinion Poll on South
Korean Attitudes Toward Japan and Other Nations (P05-2); * Mar 2005
Dong-A Ilbo Opinion Poll on Chinese Attitudes Toward Japan and Other
Nations (P05-3); * Mar 2005 Dong-A Ilbo Opinion Poll on Japanese
Attitudes Toward China and Other Nations (P05-4); * 2004 Public Opinion
Survey on Diplomacy by the Cabinet Office of Japan (P05-6).
URL http://www.mansfieldfdn.org/polls/index.htm

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the
time of
this abstract]

Link reported by: Mindy Kotler, Japan Information Access Project
(www.jiaponline.org)

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marginal]:
V.Useful
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1,000 -
under 300 - under 100 - under 30]:
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Head, Internet Publications Bureau, RSPAS,
The National Institute for Asia and the Pacific,
The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
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