SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey showed that negative emotions are rampant throughout South Korean society due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Korea Press Foundation carried out an online survey of 1,000 adults to identify how the emotions people feel about their everyday life have changed after the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Among the respondents, 78 percent said they felt more anxiety or stress after the onset of the pandemic, while 65.4 percent said that their sense of unease of fear had increased.
The share of those who said they felt more irritation or anger and those who said they felt more anger or hatred after the onset of the COVID-19 crisis stood at 60.8 percent and 59.5 percent, respectively.
In contrast, the share of those who said they felt more pride or confidence and those who said they felt more thankfulness or relief remained low at 35.4 percent and 29.3 percent, respectively.
Nonetheless, views towards the future of society turned out to be positive.
At 63.6 percent, roughly two-thirds of the respondents said that society would eventually overcome the difficulty no matter what, while 56.7 percent said that the society would become better in the future.
Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)