Korean national opinion poll 1991

SND-ID: SND 0393

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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.



Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Jung-Ang Daily News

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

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

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Korea, the Republic of

Topic and keywords

Research area

Income, property and investment/saving, Political behaviour and attitudes, Elections, Government, political systems and organisations, Family life and marriage, Social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Korean national opinion poll 1991

Version 1.0


Jung-Ang Daily News (1992). Korean national opinion poll 1991. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001072

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Data format / data structure


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jung-Ang Daily News

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



Number of individuals/objects


Published: 1992-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06