Over Half of Young People Ignorant About Korean War

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More than half of South Korea’s young people know little or nothing about the defining moment in their country’s history, a fresh survey confirms. In a Gallup poll of 1,703 people nationwide over 13 for the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, only 60.9 percent of respondents correctly answered that it broke out in 1950, but 39.1 percent did not know when it broke out or gave a wrong answer.

Among teenagers, 62.9 percent did not know when the war started, and among those in their 20s the figure was 58.2 percent.

Full Chosun Ilbo article:
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2010/03/25/2010032500349.html


More than half of South Korea’s young people know little or nothing about the defining moment in their country’s history, a fresh survey confirms. In a Gallup poll of 1,703 people nationwide over 13 for the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, only 60.9 percent of respondents correctly answered that it broke out in 1950, but 39.1 percent did not know when it broke out or gave a wrong answer.

Among teenagers, 62.9 percent did not know when the war started, and among those in their 20s the figure was 58.2 percent.

Full Chosun Ilbo article:
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2010/03/25/2010032500349.html



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