Korean national opinion poll 1991

SND-ID: snd0393-1. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/001072


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jung-Ang Daily News

Research principal

Jung-Ang Daily News


This survey was carried out by the Korean daily newspaper Jung-Ang Daily News and its purpose was to map the Korean opinion regarding among other things a Korean unification, the political situation in the country and also attitudes toward a number of political, social and economical institutions. Other question dealt with the respondent's standard of living, opinion on marriage and expenses connected with the marriage ceremony and important qualifications when selecting spouse. Furthermore the respondents were asked about their attitude toward other countries, promising investments now and in the future, and activities during the last year. Background variables include information on gender, age, marital status, children, housing, religion, property, income, occupation, education and region.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Korean adults (age of 20 and over) except the inhabitants residing in the demilitarized zone and small islands.

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Based on the multi-stage systematic clustering probability method, the sample was drawn from 'Do' (or 'Tukbyolshi'/'Jikhalshi'), 'Shi'/'Kun', 'Ku', 'Eop'/'Myon', 'Dong', and 'Ri', pre-decided for the nine provinces, six 'Tukbyolshi' and 'Jikhalshi', and so on, and then for the practical convenience of the interview the number of 5-7 respondents were drawn from the administrative divisions of 'Eop', 'Myon', or 'Dong'. On the basis of the number of inhabitants, sampling was drawn from 'Dong' in city area and 'Eop' and 'Myon' in the non-city area. Followingly, 'Tong' and 'Ri' were systematically drawn from the city area and non-city area, respectively. The house of administrative head of 'Tong' and 'Ri' was the starting point. To the right of the starting point the first sample was interviewed, and the next and so on. At interview, all adults of the family were asked to register to the interviewer and then on the basis of sampling principle and in consideration of gender and age a interview person was decided.

Time period(s) investigated

1991-08-13 – 1991-08-20



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1991-08-13 – 1991-08-20
  • Data collector: Jung-Ang Daily News
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Korea, the Republic of

Administrative information
Topic and keywords

Research area

Elections (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Political behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Political science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Income, property and investment/saving (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Family life and marriage (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Published: 1992-11-10
Last updated: 2019-02-06