Who are the Japan Bashers? Evidence from national surveys, 1974–1985 Academic Article uri icon


  • Analysis of surveys of the American population during 1974—1985 displays a relatively stable, positive evaluation of Japan. Almost half (40%) of the 1985 respondents gave Japan one of the three most favorable ratings on a scale of ten. Regression analysis indicates that age, education, and family income form the best predictors of attitudes toward Japan. Those who are older, less educated and poorer hold less favorable attitudes toward Japan. © 1988 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

author list (cited authors)

  • Keith, V., Alston, J. P., & Vedlitz, A.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • October 1988