Opinion on the acceptance of North Korean defectors in South Korea 2007-2016

This statistic shows the change in the opinion of South Koreans regarding the acceptance of North Korean defectors in 2007 and 2016. In 2016, 51.4 percent of respondents preferred selecting defectors to bring into South Korea.

What is your opinion on the acceptance of North Korean defectors into South Korea?

20072016
We should accept every defector52%33.8%
We should select among defectors37.2%51.4%
We should not accept any defectors anymore10.8%14.8%
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Sources

Release date

February 2017

Region

North Korea, South Korea

Survey time period

2007 and 2016

Number of respondents

1,200 respondents

Age group

19-74 years

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Original question: "How would you express your opinion on the acceptance of North Korean defectors? Please choose among 'We should accept every defector who wants to come to South Korea', 'We should select among defectors who want to come to South Korea', and 'We should not accept any defectors anymore'."

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