SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Close to 60 percent of South Koreans agree with replacing BTS’ mandatory military service with other alternatives, a poll showed Sunday.
Innertech Systems, a local polling agency, conducted a nationwide survey of 3,004 men and women above 18 years of age, of which 59.8 percent agreed that the K-pop superband should be offered alternatives to mandatory military service.
Sorted by gender, 57.3 percent of male and 62.3 percent of female respondents agreed with the idea.
Sorted by age, 63.4 percent of those in their 40s, 66.9 percent of those in their 50s, and 68.5 percent of those in their 60s and higher supported alternative military service for BTS.
In contrast, a majority of respondents between the ages of 18 and 29 were against the idea (54.4 percent). Opinion was almost evenly split among those in their 30s.
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