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S. Korea Has Larger Classes, Lower Employment Rates Among College Graduates than OECD Averages

S. Korea Has Larger Classes, Lower Employment Rates Among College Graduates than OECD Averages

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has larger class sizes and lower employment rates among the highly educated than Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) averages, the education ministry said Friday. According to the latest edition of the OECD’s “Education at a Glance,” released by the Ministry of Education, elementary and middle [...]

Less-crowded, Outdoor Travel Destinations More Preferred This Year amid Pandemic

Less-crowded, Outdoor Travel Destinations More Preferred This Year amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Preference for traveling to less crowded or outdoor destinations has grown this year in South Korea amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a report showed Wednesday. The Korea Culture & Tourism Institute (KCT) compared two surveys — one conducted on 2,061 people from April to May last year and the [...]

Nearly 60 pct of S. Koreans Support Shift to ‘Living with COVID-19′ Strategy: Poll

Nearly 60 pct of S. Koreans Support Shift to ‘Living with COVID-19′ Strategy: Poll

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Almost 60 percent of South Koreans want the nation to shift its COVID-19 response strategy to embrace the pandemic as part of everyday life, as the rate of fully vaccinated people is expected to reach 50 percent next month, a poll showed Monday. According to the poll of 500 [...]

Nearly 7 in 10 S. Koreans Support Granting Long-term Stay Visas to Afghan Evacuees

Nearly 7 in 10 S. Koreans Support Granting Long-term Stay Visas to Afghan Evacuees

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Almost 70 percent of South Koreans support the government’s plan to grant long-term stay visas to hundreds of Afghan civilians who fled their homeland to be sheltered here from the Taliban, a poll showed Monday. According to the poll of 500 people aged 18 and above conducted by Realmeter [...]

Volleyball Icon Kim Yeon-koung Most Impressive S. Korean Athlete at Tokyo Olympics: Poll

Volleyball Icon Kim Yeon-koung Most Impressive S. Korean Athlete at Tokyo Olympics: Poll

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Forget medalists: South Korean volleyball icon Kim Yeon-koung was the most impressive athlete from the country at the recently-concluded Tokyo Olympics, a poll showed Friday. In a Gallup Korea survey conducted from Tuesday to Thursday, Kim, who fell short of a bronze medal in Japan, received 63 percent support [...]

8 in 10 S. Koreans Want College Tuition to be Halved: Poll

8 in 10 S. Koreans Want College Tuition to be Halved: Poll

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 8 out of 10 South Koreans think colleges are too expensive and that tuition should be halved from the current level, a poll showed Wednesday. In the online poll of 1,000 people nationwide released by Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Korea, 83.9 percent of the respondents said [...]

Half of S. Koreans Opposed to Delaying Allied Military Drills with U.S.

Half of S. Koreans Opposed to Delaying Allied Military Drills with U.S.

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Slightly more than half of all South Koreans do not support the idea of postponing the regular joint summertime military drills between Seoul and Washington, a poll showed Monday. In the poll of 500 people aged 18 and older nationwide conducted by Realmeter last Friday, 50.4 percent of the [...]

Only 5.2 pct of Executives in S. Korea are Women: Gender Ministry

Only 5.2 pct of Executives in S. Korea are Women: Gender Ministry

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Women hold 5.2 percent of executive positions at publicly listed companies in South Korea, the gender equality ministry said Thursday. According to a survey of 2,246 stock market-listed companies in the first quarter, only 1,668, or 5.2 percent, of the 32,005 executives were women, according to the Ministry of [...]

Survey Shows Football is Most Popular Olympic Sport Among S. Korean Viewers

Survey Shows Football is Most Popular Olympic Sport Among S. Korean Viewers

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Football was the most-watched sport midway through the Tokyo Olympics among South Korean TV viewers, data showed Monday. The group round match of the South Korean men’s football team against Romania on July 25 marked a combined 33 percent in viewership, according to Nielson Korea. It was aired simultaneously [...]