The Study of
Attitudes and Global Engagment (SAGE) is a collaborative project
Christian University in Tokyo, Japan, and Washington
State University in Pullman, U.S.A.
The survey measures
individual attitudes towards concepts such as peace, security, risk,
and global engagement.
support for the survey comes from the Center of Excellence (COE)
grant program of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports,
Science, and Technology, and the Thomas S. Foley Institute of Public
Policy and Public Service. The survey is being administered in the
United States by the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center
(SESRC) of Washington State University.
The survey differs
from existing public opinion research in that it enables researchers
to go beyond the measurement of transitory or contextual phenomena
in the sphere of international relations, and allows researchers
existing and accepted measures of political identity
(value sets, social capital, and partisanship) into multivariate
Japanese pilot study data have
now been collected, and soon will be available for public use. The
team have laid out a set
of milestones, which include securing funding for a full
study, appointing an international Advisory Board, developing specialized
issue-based modules (risk, the environment, war memories, etc.),
and seeking partners in other countries to expand the scope of the
study. Bookmark our news section for study updates and releases.