Opinion on consumption tax cut due to COVID-19 outbreak Japan 2020

According to a survey conducted in March 2020, more than 57 percent of respondents in Japan agreed to the suggestion that the consumtion tax should be reduced considering the global pandemic outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Some government parties in Japan insisted that this measure should be carried out to stimulate the economy in the country.

The health ministry in the country announced on March 19 that there were a total of 907 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Japan.

Share of people in Japan who agreed consumption tax should be reduced considering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as of March 2020

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

March 14 to 15, 2020

Number of respondents

1,004 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Original question: "With the global pandemic outbreak of novel coronavirus, the government is considering to take major economic measures. Some suggest that the consumption tax should be reduced accordingly. What do you think of the suggestion of reducing the consumption tax as a stimulus to the economy?

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