SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of South Koreans believe the inter-Korean summit this Friday could have a positive impact on the relationship between the two Koreas.
According to a survey conducted by the Korea Press Foundation, around 54 percent said that inter-Korean relations will improve following the much anticipated inter-Korean summit this week, while 42.5 percent expect little to no change.
Only 3.2 percent said the relationship between the two countries will worsen as a result of the peace talks.
Nearly 3 in 4 respondents supported the summit, with around 80 percent feeling hopeful that the summit will ease tensions and bring peace to the peninsula.
A similar number of people supported the North Korea-U.S. summit, with 85 percent saying efforts to communicate between the two Koreas should continue regardless of the outcome of the meeting between Pyongyang and Washington.
Most respondents held a positive view on North Korea’s role during the PyeongChang Olympics, including joint performances and their participation.
When asked about unification, those in their 40s were most passionate about the two Koreas becoming one, while respondents in their 30s and 20s were less interested than their older counterparts.
The survey polled over 1,000 adults over 20 years of age, with a margin of error of 3 percent at the 95 percent confidence level.
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