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TABLE-Japan firms say PM Suga's carbon-neutral goal is hard to meet

    TOKYO, Dec 9 (Reuters) - A majority of Japanese firms said the government is unlikely to meet its goal of
eliminating greenhouse gases by 2050, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.    
    Below are the questions and answers in the poll conducted for Reuters by Nikkei Research from Nov. 20 through Dec.
3. Answers are denoted in percentages. The poll and reply totals are in absolute terms.
    
1. Do you think Japan can meet its goal of slashing greenhouse gases to zero on a net basis by 2050?
                       Yes          No        Polled     Replied
 All                       34%         66%         485         229
 Manufacturers             32%         68%         248         126
 Non-manufacturers         37%         63%         237         103
 2. How much CO2 emission can you aim to reduce over the next decade? (Pick one)
                    Up to 10%     10-30%      30-50%     Over 50%    Polled      Replied
 All                       50%         42%          6%          2%         485         226
 Manufacturers             42%         51%          6%          1%         248         124
 Non-manufacturers         59%         32%          6%          3%         237         102
 3. What would you request from the government in return for taking steps towards a carbon-neutral society? (Pick up to
two choices)
                    Policy steps  Technological  Regulatory    Energy    Drawing up    Others     Polled      Replied 
                    such as tax    development     reform      policy      clear                             
                       breaks        support                 conversion   roadmap                            
 All                         41%            27%         19%         46%         32%          2%         485         234
 Manufacturers               43%            31%         18%         45%         33%          2%         248         127
 Non-manufacturers           38%            21%         21%         48%         32%          2%         237         107
 4. How much utilisation should nuclear power stations keep in order to achieve the government's green goal? (Pick one)
                    Keeping current  Must bring more     Must build more       No need for    Polled      Replied 
                     utilisation     into operation   nuclear power stations  nuclear power              
 All                            44%              27%                     10%            19%         485         228
 Manufacturers                  43%              28%                      9%            20%         248         127
 Non-manufacturers              47%              25%                     11%            18%         237         101
 5-1. How would efforts for zero greenhouse gas emission affect your business near term? (Pick one)
                     Positive    Negative   No impact    Polled      Replied
 All                       15%         29%         55%         485         235
 Manufacturers             13%         34%         52%         248         128
 Non-manufacturers         18%         23%         59%         237         107
 5-2. How would efforts for zero greenhouse gas emission affect your business in the medium to long run? (Pick one)
                     Positive    Negative   No impact    Polled      Replied
 All                       43%         20%         37%         485         237
 Manufacturers             42%         27%         31%         248         129
 Non-manufacturers         44%         12%         44%         237         108
 6-1. How do you rate Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's administration in terms of policy direction? (Pick one)
                     100 pts    80-99 pts   50-79 pts   Below 50 pts    Polled     Replied
 All                        0%         37%         53%            9%         485         222
 Manufacturers              0%         34%         56%           10%         248         121
 Non-manufacturers          1%         42%         50%            8%         237         101
 6-2. How do you rate Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's administration in terms of policy implementation? (Pick one)
                     100 pts    80-99 pts   50-79 pts   Below 50 pts   Polled      Replied
 All                        1%         35%         51%           13%         485         220
 Manufacturers              0%         33%         51%           16%         248         120
 Non-manufacturers          2%         37%         51%           10%         237         100
 7. When do you think Premier Suga will call a general election, which must be held by next autumn? (Pick one)
                        By       January    After Olympics    Autumn     Others      Polled      Replied
                     end-2020      2021        in 2021         2021                             
 All                        2%         13%             42%         40%          3%         485         226
 Manufacturers              2%         12%             40%         43%          3%         248         124
 Non-manufacturers          1%         15%             44%         37%          3%         237         102
 
 (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Ana Nicolaci da Costa)
  
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