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Poll: Most Koreans Oppose Base Protest

Posted May. 12, 2006 02:59,   


Eight out of 10 Koreans are against the violent protests against the relocation of the U.S. military base to Pyeongtaek City, Gyeonggi Province.

The research firm TNS conducted a telephone survey on May 7 on 1,000 men and women over 19 years old at the Office for Government Policy Coordination’s request and published the results on Thursday.

According to the survey, 81.4 percent of the surveyed thought that “violence should not be used to solve the problem, no matter how big it is.” But 17 percent answered, “The relocation of the U.S. army base should be deterred, even if violence is used.”

Min-Hyuk Park mhpark@donga.com