57 Pct to Review Spending Due to Tax Hike: Jiji Poll


Tokyo, March 24 (Jiji Press)--A Jiji Press public opinion poll has found that 57.2 pct of all respondents plan to review household spending due to the consumption tax hike slated for October.

Those who do not feel financially comfortable accounted for 58.5 pct of the total respondents, up 3.0 percentage points from a year before.

Meanwhile, 39.8 pct said they feel financially comfortable, namely 6.9 pct feeling clearly comfortable plus 32.9 pct feeling the sentiment to some extent.

In the "not comfortable" camp, 21.4 pct were clear about their feeling while 37.1 pct said they somewhat do not feel financially comfortable.

While 57.2 pct said they will review their family budgets, 37.2 pct answered the opposite. The share of those ready for such a review was far higher at 65.5 pct among women than 49.3 pct among men.

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