Koreans Surveyed On Their Favorite Artists, Actors, And More

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On October 31, Gallup Korea released the results of a survey held on famous figures loved by Koreans. Gallup previously held this same survey in 2004 and 2014.

This year, 1,700 people ages 13 and above located all around the country were surveyed from May 9 through 25. Of the participants, 845 were men, and 855 were women. There were 113 participants between the ages of 13 and 18, 274 between 19 and 29, 267 in their 30s, 312 in their 40s, 318 in their 50s, and 415 who were at least 60 years old. Quota sampling was used to choose these participants based on registered residents according to the Ministry of Public Administration and Security as of January 2019.

The margin of error is ±2.4 percent at the 95 percent confidence level.

For one of the questions, respondents were asked to name their favorite singer or group.

The top responses are as follows (with each artist’s debut year in parentheses):

  1. BTS (2013) – 9.6 percent
  2. Jang Yoon Jung (1999) – 6.8 percent
  3. Na Hoon Ah (1966) – 4.6 percent
  4. IU (2008) – 3.5 percent
  5. Cho Yong Pil (1969) – 3.4 percent
  6. Lee Sun Hee (1984) – 2.6 percent
  7. Tae Jin Ah (1973) – 2.3 percent
  8. Lee Mi Ja (1959) – 2.3 percent
  9. Lee Seung Chul (1986) – 2.1 percent
  10. Kim Yeon Ja (1974) – 2.0 percent
  11. Lee Moon Sae (1983) – 2.0 percent
  12. Hong Jin Young (2007) – 2.0 percent
  13. TWICE (2015) – 2.0 percent
  14. Park Hyo Shin (1999) – 2.0 percent

Next, respondents were asked to name their favorite television actor.

The top responses are as follows (with each actor’s debut year in parentheses):

  1. Choi Bool Am (1967) – 5.4 percent
  2. Kim Hye Ja (1963) – 4.2 percent
  3. Park Bo Gum (2011) – 3.6 percent
  4. Gong Yoo (2001) – 3.0 percent
  5. Song Hye Kyo (1996) – 3.0 percent
  6. Lee Soon Jae (1956) – 2.9 percent
  7. Go Doo Shim (1972) – 2.7 percent
  8. Choi Soo Jong (1987) – 2.5 percent
  9. Song Joong Ki (2008) – 1.7 percent
  10. Jun Ji Hyun (1997) – 1.5 percent

Respondents were also asked to name their favorite film actor.

The top responses are as follows (with each actor’s debut year in parentheses):

  1. Song Kang Ho (1991) – 10.1 percent
  2. Ma Dong Seok (2005) – 6.0 percent
  3. Ahn Sung Ki (1957) – 5.8 percent
  4. Ha Jung Woo (1998) – 5.1 percent
  5. Jung Woo Sung (1994) – 4.8 percent
  6. Lee Byung Hun (1991) – 3.8 percent
  7. Hwang Jung Min (1994) – 3.3 percent
  8. Yoo Hae Jin (1997) – 3.1 percent
  9. Jang Dong Gun (1992) – 3.0 percent
  10. Shin Sung Il (1960) – 2.5 percent

The favorite television personalities or comedians are as follows (with each individual’s debut year in parentheses):

  1. Yoo Jae Suk (1991) – 29 percent
  2. Kang Ho Dong (1993) – 12 percent
  3. Park Na Rae (2006) – 10 percent
  4. Shin Dong Yup (1991) – 5 percent
  5. Lee Young Ja (1991) – 5 percent
  6. Lee Kyung Kyu (1981) – 4 percent
  7. Lee Soo Geun (2001) – 3 percent
  8. Yang Se Hyung (2003) – 2.4 percent
  9. Song Hae (1955) – 1.9 percent
  10. Jun Hyun Moo (2003) – 1.8 percent

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