SEOUL, June 16 (Korea Bizwire) – More than 85 percent of South Korean people aged 60 or older watch TV every day, doing so almost twice as much as people aged less than 20, according to a survey released Thursday by a state-run think tank.
The survey, conducted by the Korea Information Society Development Institute, showed that people in their 60s or older topped the list of age groups watching TV every day at 85.3 percent.
The institute conducted the survey between June 1 and Oct. 21 last year on 7,553 people aged 13 or older residing in 4,266 households nationwide.
Of respondents in their 50s, 74.5 percent said they view TV on a daily basis, followed by 60.7 percent in their 40s, 58.1 percent in their 30s and 44 percent of people aged 19 or younger.
Single-generation households comprised of a married couple watched TV the most with 79.8 percent watching it every day, trailed by two-generation households with children at 62.3 percent, and three-generation households having grandparents and one-person households at 58.8 percent each.
Asked about what is the most indispensable medium in everyday life, 66.9 percent of one-generation households said it was a TV, while 52.6 percent of two-generation households said it was a smartphone.