About 90% Of South Koreans Consider It Necessary To Maintain A Military Alliance With The United States
Most citizens of the Republic of Korea are in favor of maintaining a military alliance with the United States, despite the tension that has arisen in relations between the two countries due to the failure of negotiations on sharing the cost of joint defense, according to the results of a survey published on Tuesday, conducted from June 23 to 25 by the South Korean Foundation for international exchanges among 1 thousand South Koreans.
90% of respondents said that they believe it is necessary to maintain the Alliance with the US. 82% of respondents are "fully or partially confident" in the US commitment to the promise to protect the Republic of Korea. 64% of the survey participants believe the Alliance is mutually beneficial, and 74% support the long-term deployment of US troops in South Korea.
The statistical error in processing the survey data did not exceed 3.1 percentage points.