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Life
Republic of Korea
Life satisfaction (10 steps)5.895 (2019)
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Life satisfaction (10 steps) - male5.666 (2012-2014)
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Life satisfaction (10 steps) - female6.143 (2012-2014)
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Average Happiness (10 steps)6.0 (2000-2009)
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Inequality of happiness (standard deviation of 10-step happiness)2.03 (2000-2009)
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Life satisfaction (10 steps) gender gap0.906 (2010)
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Tertiary - Secondary gap in life satisfaction0.5 (2010)
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Extent of happiness (7 steps)4.86 (2012)
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% of those who feel very happy16.2% (2008)
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% of those who had positive affect on the previous day66.1% (2010-2012)
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% of those who report that they felt happiness on the previous day60.8% (2010-2012)
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% of those who had negative affect on the previous day17.8% (2010-2012)
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Daily life affect48.3% (2010-2012)
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% of young people who have hope for their futhre86.4% (2013)
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% of those who think that life serves purpose80.8% (2008)
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% of those who think that life is only meaningful if they provide the meaning themselves82.0% (2008)
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% of those who are satisfied with their freedom of choice in life60.0% (2019)
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% of those who think that people cannot change the course of their lives16.8% (2008)
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% of those who think that people can change the course of their lives69.5% (2008)
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Suicide
Republic of Korea
Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)20.2 (2016)
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Suicide - all ages, male (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)29.6 (2016)
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Suicide - all ages, female (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)11.6 (2016)
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Suicide - 15-29 years (per 100,000 population)11.9 (2016)
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Suicide - 15-29 years, male (per 100,000 population)14.0 (2016)
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Suicide - 15-29 years, female (per 100,000 population)9.6 (2016)
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Suicide - 30-49 years (per 100,000 population)28.4 (2016)
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Suicide - 30-49 years, male (per 100,000 population)39.3 (2016)
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Suicide - 30-49 years, female (per 100,000 population)17.0 (2016)
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Identity
Republic of Korea
% of those who think that the most important identification is nationality6.4% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is occupation19.2% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is race/ethnic background0.0% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is gender7.9% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is age8.9% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is religion4.4% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is political preference0.2% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is family or marital status44.8% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is social class3.1% (2003)
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% of those who think that the most important identification is their hometown5.2% (2003)
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Belongingness
Republic of Korea
% of those who feel close to their town or city82.0% (2013)
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% of those who feel close to their county77.4% (2013)
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% of those who feel close to their country88.9% (2013)
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% of those who feel close to [Continent]37.5% (2013)
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Personality
Republic of Korea
% of those who think they are reserved42.0% (2005)
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% of those who think they are trusting76.2% (2005)
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% of those who think they do a thorough job68.4% (2005)
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% of those who think they are relaxed37.9% (2005)
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% of those who think they have an active imagination39.7% (2005)
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% of those who think they are outgoing37.3% (2005)
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% of those who think they tend to find fault with others8.4% (2005)
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% of those who think they are lazy23.0% (2005)
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% of those who think they are nervous47.3% (2005)
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Human relations
Republic of Korea
% of those who think that people can be trusted or not (4 choices)50.2% (2014)
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% of those who think that only few people to trust69.7% (2006)
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% of people saying they most people can be trusted25.6% (2009)
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% of those who think that people try to be fair (4 choices)64.7% (2014)
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% of people who have relatives or friends they can count on for help in times of need79.8% (2019)
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% of those who often use their free time to establish useful contacts40.2% (2007)
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% of those who have been asked to help influence important decisions in other people's favour72.3% (2006)
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% of those who could ask others to help influence important decisions in their favour79.4% (2006)
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Friendship
Republic of Korea
% of those who get together with friends in their free time several times a week or more41.0% (2007)
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% of those who get much enjoyment from getting together with friends64.2% (2007)
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% of those who have contact with 20 or more people in a day16.5% (2014)
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% of those who have contact with 4 or less people in a day29.8% (2014)
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Time spent for visiting or entertaining friends (men and women, minutes per day per person)45 (2009)
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Time spent for visiting or entertaining friends (men, minutes per day per person)43 (2009)
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Time spent for visiting or entertaining friends (women, minutes per day per person)48 (2009)
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Time spent for visiting or entertaining friends (gender difference [=men-women], minutes per day per person)-5 (2009)
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% of Grade 8 students who play or talk with friends for less than 1 hour per day44.5% (2007)
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% of Grade 8 students who play or talk with friends for more than 2 hours per day25.6% (2007)
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% of those who say that they would like to have more time with their friends40.0% (2005)
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% of those who say that they would like to have less time with their friends12.2% (2005)
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Denomination
Republic of Korea
Christian, % of population26.3% (2012)
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Catholic, % of population6.6% (2012)
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Protestant, % of population19.7% (2012)
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Buddhism, % of population23.2% (2012)
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No religion (None, unaffiliated), % of population49.3% (2012)
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Attitude toward religion
Republic of Korea
% of those who think that they are at least somewhat religious44.8% (2008)
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% of those who think that there is truth only in one religion10.1% (2008)
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% of those who think that there is very little truth in any religion11.7% (2008)
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% of those who believe in religious miracles39.6% (2008)
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% of those who think that practicing a religion helps people to find inner peace and happiness80.3% (2008)
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% of those who think that practicing a religion helps people to make friends63.1% (2008)
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% of those who think that practicing a religion helps people to gain comfort in times of trouble or sorrow84.0% (2008)
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% of those who think that practicing a religion helps people to meet the right kind of people61.3% (2008)
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% of those who think that we trust too much in science and not enough in religious faith45.4% (2008)
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% of those who think that religions bring more conflict than peace43.7% (2008)
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% of those who think that people with very strong religious beliefs are often too intolerant of others57.1% (2008)
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% of those who think that we must respect all religions67.5% (2008)
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% of those who accept a person from a different religion or with a very different religious view from theirs marrying a relative of theirs76.7% (2008)
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% of those who accept a person from a different religion or with a very different religious view from theirs being a candidate of the political party they prefer84.6% (2008)
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% of those who think religious extremists should be allowed to publish books expressing their views57.1% (2008)
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% of those who believe in God (6 choices)39.4% (2008)
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% of those who think that there is a God who concerns Himself with every human being personally40.2% (2008)
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% of those who think that life is meaningful only because God exists19.4% (2008)
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% of those who have their own way of connecting with God11.4% (2008)
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Religious group
Republic of Korea
% of those who participate in the activities of a church or other religious organisation at least once a month25.5% (2007)
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% of those who belong to religious organisations27.8% (2014)
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% of those who have confidence in churches and religious organizations67.7% (2008)
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% of those who think that religious organisations/authorities have the most influence on the actions of the government2.4% (2016)
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% of those who think that religious leaders should not try to influence how people vote in elections75.4% (2008)
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% of those who think that religious leaders should not try to influence government decisions72.1% (2008)
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% of those who think that churches and religious organizations in their country have too much power60.9% (2008)
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% of those who think that all religious groups in their country should have equal rights70.4% (2008)
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% of those who think that religious extremists should be allowed to hold public meetings17.8% (2014)
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Religious activities
Republic of Korea
% of those who pray at least once a week32.0% (2008)
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% of those who take part in the activities or organizations of a church or place of worship other than attending services at least once or twice a year50.7% (2008)
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% of those who have for religious reasons in their home a shrine, altar, or a religious object on display such as an icon, retablos, mezuzah, menorah, or crucifix25.5% (2008)
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% of those who visit a holy place for religious reasons such as going to shrine/ temple/church/mosque at least once or twice a year29.3% (2008)
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Time spent for religious or spiritual activities and civic obligations (men and women, minutes per day per person)11 (2009)
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Time spent for religious or spiritual activities and civic obligations (men, minutes per day per person)7 (2009)
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Time spent for religious or spiritual activities and civic obligations (women, minutes per day per person)15 (2009)
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Time spent for religious or spiritual activities and civic obligations (gender difference [=men-women], minutes per day per person)-8 (2009)
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Supernatural
Republic of Korea
% of those who consider themselves to be a spiritual person interested in the sacred or the supernatural24.3% (2008)
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% of those who believe in life after death (4 choices)49.7% (2008)
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% of those who believe in heaven (4 choices)48.5% (2008)
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% of those who believe in hell (4 choices)46.2% (2008)
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% of those who believe in reincarnation27.6% (2008)
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% of those who believe in nirvana29.6% (2008)
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% of those who believe in the supernatural powers of deceased ancestors33.5% (2008)
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