TOKYO, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- The support rating for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet stood at 57.7 percent, up slightly from 56.2 percent in July in previous survey, showed a latest poll Sunday.
The poll, conducted by Japan's Kyodo News through Saturday and Sunday, said that the disapproval rate for the cabinet has decreased to 25.6 percent from 31.7 percent in the previous month.
About 47.4 percent of the respondents said that they oppose the prime minister's attempt to allow the country to exercise collective self-defense rights, said the poll.
For the planned tax hike, about 22.7 percent said it should be delayed and 22.5 percent said the hike should be carried out as scheduled, while 22.0 percent of respondents said the margin of the tax jump should be narrowed.
Some 77.9 percent of the surveyed said they do not believe the Japanese economy has been recovering due to Abe's economic policies dubbed "Abenomics," while 17.9 percent said they believe so.
As to the decision of skipping the visit to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine that honors 14 Class-A Japanese war criminals in the World War II on the Aug. 15 anniversary of Japan's surrender in the war, 62.2 percent said Abe's choice was appropriate, compared with 26.0 percent who said not appropriate.
Of the respondents, 19.8 percent said the prime minister should visit the war-linked shrine, which was considered as Japan's past militarism by neighboring countries that suffered Japan's war-time aggression.
About 78.0 percent said they support Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics, while 19.1 percent opposed the bid, according to the poll.