TOKYO, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Nearly nine out of 10 in Japan think that people with disabilities face discrimination in society, a survey released Saturday by the Cabinet Office showed.
In the poll, 89.2 percent of respondents said there is discrimination against the disabled in Japan, up 6.3 percentage points from the previous survey in 2007. The proportion of those saying there is no discrimination went down by 5.4 points to 9.7 percent, according to the data.
In December 2009, Japan set up a task force under then Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama in a bid to create an environment that will enable greater social participation by people with disabilities and eliminate discrimination against them. But the result of the survey seems to show the endeavor has little effect.
The survey polled a total of 3,000 adults nationwide between July and August, getting responses from 63.8 percent of them.