The Stanford Japan Barometer is a periodic public opinion survey on political, economic, and social issues concerning contemporary Japan.

It consists of three parts: (1) questions about respondents’ demographic background; (2) a stable set of questions about support for policy issues, political parties, public institutions, and international entities; and (3) a thematically focused set of questions and experimental studies on topics of great relevance at the time of the survey.

The survey is conducted regularly with a national, quota-based sample of 8,000 Japanese residents. The Stanford Japan Barometer is unique in its focus on understanding what policy options the Japanese public really prefers and what might move their opinion.