SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The vast majority of South Koreans are willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a poll showed Wednesday.
The poll was part of a survey of people from 32 countries conducted jointly by Gallup Korea and the member companies of the WWS (WIN World Survey).
For South Korea, the survey was conducted in an interview format with 1,500 people over 19 years of age.
Among the respondents, 87 percent said that they were willing to get COVID-19 vaccinations, higher than the 71 percent average of the 32 countries.
The survey data also revealed that 55 percent of the respondents expressed a basic willingness to get vaccinated against COVID-19, while 32 percent said that they would get the vaccine regardless of the circumstances.
In other words, one out of three South Koreans have a firm will to get coronavirus vaccinations.
By age group, the share of those who said they would get vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the circumstances was 43 percent for respondents over 60 years old, the highest of all age groups.
On the other hand, only 23 percent of respondents between 19 and 29 years of age said they would get vaccinated regardless of the circumstances, the lowest level among all age groups.
In the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, 82 percent praised the way the government has responded to the crisis.
Another 88 percent also answered that the nation’s public health system proved to be excellent during the COVID-19 crisis, higher than the 58 percent average of the 32 countries.
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