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1 in 3 Seoulites Feel They Are “Extremely Isolated”

1 in 3 Seoulites Feel They Are “Extremely Isolated”

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey has found that 1 out of 3 Seoulites perceive themselves as living in extreme isolation from society. According to an online survey conducted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government between October 1 and 15, 28.8 percent of 1,000 Seoul residents (288 individuals) between the ages of 20 [...]

Victims of Accidents and Mishaps Feel Most “Pent-Up Anger” in Korean Society

Victims of Accidents and Mishaps Feel Most “Pent-Up Anger” in Korean Society

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Victims of various accidents and mishaps had the most “pent-up anger” according to an analysis of newspapers articles dating back to the 1990s. The Center for Happiness Studies at Seoul National University processed the headlines of seven major newspapers published between 1990 and 2018 and found that 55 newspaper [...]

Nine in 10 Defectors Wished for Unification While Living in N. Korea: Poll

Nine in 10 Defectors Wished for Unification While Living in N. Korea: Poll

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Nine out of 10 North Korean defectors believed inter-Korean unification was very much needed when they lived in the North, according to a poll released Tuesday. The poll, based on interviews with 87 defectors, by the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies at Seoul National University, showed 90.8 percent [...]

Increase in Work Hours Reduces Pregnancy Chance: Report

Increase in Work Hours Reduces Pregnancy Chance: Report

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — An increase in working hours among women reduces the chance of them getting pregnant, a report showed Tuesday. According to the report by the National Assembly Budget Office, the chance of conceiving a baby is reduced by 0.34 percentage point for every additional hour a married woman works per [...]

S. Korea’s per-capita GDP Expected to Exceed US$40,000 in 2023

S. Korea’s per-capita GDP Expected to Exceed US$40,000 in 2023

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s per-capita gross domestic product (GDP) is on track to surpass US$30,000 this year and expected to exceed $40,000 in 2023, a parliamentary report showed Thursday. According to the report by the National Assembly Budget Office (NABO), South Korea’s per-capital GDP is expected to reach $31,862 this year, [...]

South Korea’s Average Wealth Level Similar to that of Western Europe: Report

South Korea’s Average Wealth Level Similar to that of Western Europe: Report

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — An international financial research institute has published a report stating the average wealth of Korean adults is approximately 200 million won. According to the “Global Wealth Report 2018” published by Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI), the average monetary assets held by adult Koreans totaled $171,740, which was equivalent to [...]

Majority of S. Koreans Back Kakao’s Carpool: Poll

Majority of S. Koreans Back Kakao’s Carpool: Poll

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of South Koreans back the planned launch of Kakao Corp.’s carpool service, which sparked angry protests from the taxi industry, a survey showed Monday. In a survey conducted by Realmeter with 500 adults across the country Friday, 56 percent of the respondents said they agree with [...]

8 out of 10 People “Interested” in Virtual Reality Content

8 out of 10 People “Interested” in Virtual Reality Content

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — As a flood of theme parks and gaming centers featuring virtual reality (VR) content have been attracting customers, a new survey highlighting the interest in VR content by the mass public was published yesterday. According to the market research firm Embrain, 81.3 percent of 1,000 adult respondents between the [...]