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Global Views 2004: South Korean Public Opinion and Foreign Policy (ICPSR 4135)

Principal Investigator(s): Chicago Council on Foreign Relations; The East Asia Institute


The 2004 Global Views Study is the first time the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations (CCFR) has partnered with the East Asia Institute (EAI) to study the relationship between the United States public's and the Korean public's views on foreign policy. This comprehensive study is the joint effort of CCFR and EAI to highlight perceptions of security, use of force, economics, international rules, and other international issues. The study seeks to contribute to the current debate on the United States-South Korea alliance by providing new data and analyses. In an attempt to capture and compare American and South Korean public opinion in the new international setting after the events of September 11 and the Iraq War, the surveys posed many of the same questions in both countries on a broad range of international and bilateral issues. In particular, this study covers global perspectives and United States-South Korea security relations. Regarding global perspectives, respondents were asked to give their opinions on their country taking an active role in the world, threat perceptions, the use of force, international institutions, globalization and trade, and other countries. On the topic of United States-South Korea security relations, respondents were asked to provide their opinions regarding bilateral relations and the strategic alliance with the United States, United States military presence in South Korea, attitudes toward North Korea, the North Korean nuclear crisis, and reunification with North Korea. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, occupation, education, income, and ideological inclination.

Series: American Public Opinion and United States Foreign Policy Series

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Study Description


Chicago Council on Foreign Relations and the East Asia Institute. GLOBAL VIEWS 2004: SOUTH KOREAN PUBLIC OPINION AND FOREIGN POLICY. ICPSR04135-v1. Seoul, Korea: Media Research [producer], 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04135.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04135.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, defense spending, economic aid, European Union, foreign policy, global warming, immigration policy, international alliances, International Monetary Fund, international relations, Iraq War, military alliances, military intervention, NAFTA, North Korea, nuclear weapons, terrorism, trade policy, United Nations, World Bank, World Court, World Health Organization, World Trade Organization

Geographic Coverage:    South Korea, Global

Time Period:   

  • 2004-07-05--2004-07-16

Date of Collection:   

  • 2004-07-05--2004-07-16

Universe:    Adult population of South Korea.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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Sample:    A multi-stage quota sampling strategy was employed. In the first stage, South Korea was divided into 15 regions and a sample size was assigned to each region based on population size. In the next stage, respondents were chosen to correspond with the known age and gender distribution within each region.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   2005-02-11

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