Approval of the legalization of same-sex marriages in Japan 2018

This statistic depicts the results of a survey conducted in October 2018 in Japan asking individuals about their opinion on the legalization of same-sex marriages. During the surveyed period, around 24.1 percent of respondents stated their approval towards the legalization of same-sex marriages, while only 6.2 percent disapproved the legalization.

Perception on the legalization of same-sex marriages in Japan as of October 2018

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Release date

January 2019



Survey time period

October 26 to October 29, 2018

Number of respondents

6,229 respondents

Age group

20 to 59 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Many developed nations are beginning to recognize same-sex marriage, but what do you think about the legalization of same-sex marriage?"

According to the source, out of 60,000 participants in a nationwide pre-screening survey, 6,229 respondents were chosen for the LGBT survey 2018, with 589 identifying as LGBT and 5,640 identifying as straight.

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