Reasons given for unification South Korea 2007 and 2018

This statistic shows the most important reasons given by South Korean citizens for the necessity of unification with North Korea in 2007 and 2018. During the survey period in 2018, about 45.1 percent of respondents replied that it is necessary to unify with North Korea because of ethnic reasons.

South Korea's reasons for the necessity of unification with North Korea in 2007 and 2018

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Release date

March 2019


North Korea, South Korea

Survey time period

July 12 to August 3, 2018*

Number of respondents

1,200 (2007); 1,201 (2018)

Age group

19-74 years

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

*The date for the conduction of the survey in 2007 was not given by the source.

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Which of the following do you think is the most important reasons for why Korean unification should occur?"

Face-to-face interview was conducted based on structured questionnaire by trained specialist interviewers from Gallop Korea. Multi-stage stratified systematic sampling was used by means of a sampling.

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