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1 in 3 S. Koreans Picks COVID-19 Outbreak as No. 1 Social Anxiety Factor

1 in 3 S. Koreans Picks COVID-19 Outbreak as No. 1 Social Anxiety Factor

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — One in three South Koreans picked the outbreak of a new disease as the biggest source of social anxiety this year, a survey showed Wednesday, underscoring people’s jitters over the new coronavirus pandemic. The poll by Statistics Korea showed that 32.8 percent of those surveyed said they consider the [...]

Half of S. Koreans Expect No Major Change in Inter-Korean Ties Due to Biden Presidency

Half of S. Koreans Expect No Major Change in Inter-Korean Ties Due to Biden Presidency

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly half of South Koreans believe that there will be no major impact on inter-Korean relations when U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office early next year, a poll showed Monday. In the Realmeter survey of 500 people nationwide, aged 18 or older, conducted last Friday on prospects for Seoul-Pyongyang [...]

Seoul’s Residential Treatment Centers Get High Marks in Satisfaction Survey

Seoul’s Residential Treatment Centers Get High Marks in Satisfaction Survey

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Coronavirus patients who used residential treatment centers run by the Seoul city government have expressed a relatively high level of satisfaction with their medical workers and facilities, a poll showed Saturday. The Seoul Health Foundation affiliated with the metropolitan government polled 412 people older than 19, who were treated [...]

9 in 10 Koreans View Rally Restrictions as Necessary to Fight COVID-19

9 in 10 Koreans View Rally Restrictions as Necessary to Fight COVID-19

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly nine in 10 South Koreans regard authorities’ restrictions on rallies and demonstrations not as a breach of freedom of expression but as an essential measure for the containment of the coronavirus pandemic, a poll showed Wednesday. According to the poll of 1,000 citizens conducted online by the Korea [...]

Children’s Nutritional Intake Deteriorates amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Children’s Nutritional Intake Deteriorates amid COVID-19 Pandemic

SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The new coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on children’s nutritional intake and other aspects of welfare, a survey by a nongovernmental group showed Tuesday. A survey by Seoul-based charity group Good Neighbors, conducted in June on 6,750 children from age 4-18 and their parents, showed that the [...]

S. Korea’s Favorability Among Americans Reaches All-time High

S. Korea’s Favorability Among Americans Reaches All-time High

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s favorability among Americans has reached an all-time high this year, partly helped by the growing popularity of K-pop music and other cultural content here, as well as the country’s handling of the new coronavirus outbreak, a U.S. survey showed Monday. Those surveyed gave South Korea’s favorability a [...]