Importance of physical appearance in one's life South Korea 2020, by age and gender

According to a survey on appearance and plastic surgeries in South Korea, female respondents showed a higher response rate to the statement that appearance is important in one's life. The largest share of female respondents in their 20s answered that their appearance is very important in their lives. In total, almost nine out of ten South Korean adults answered that how they look is important in their lives and this perception has not changed much over the last 25 years.

Share of respondents who think physical appearance is important* in their lives in South Korea in 2020, by age and gender

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Release date

February 2020


South Korea

Survey time period

February 7 to 20, 2020

Number of respondents

1,500 respondents

Age group

19 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

*the sum of the responses for 'very important' and 'somewhat important'.

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