Do you support or oppose the current tax reform bill?
While self-described progressives and moderates tended to oppose the tax reform bill, self-described conservatives were equally divided. Among progressives, 28.1% supported the bill with 48.7% opposing.
Among conservatives there was a virtually even split, with 40.6% in support and 40.4% opposed. Among moderates, support was 28.3%.
The difference by party affiliation was also large.
While 48.3% of Saenuri party supporters were in support—and 26.9% opposed—a majority of Democratic Party supporters (51.5%) opposed the bill. (22.9% supported it). For independents, 46.8% opposed the bill, with 25.6% supporting. Clearly, support for the tax reform bill seems less influenced by an individual assessment of the issue than by party lines.
The sample size of each survey was 1,000 respondents over the age of 19.
The surveys were conducted by Research & Research, and the margin of error is ±3.1% at the 95% confidence level.
All surveys employed the Random Digit Dialing method for mobile and landline telephones.
3-day rolling average?
The sample size of each survey was 1,000 respondents over the age of 19. The surveys were conducted by Research & Research, and the margin of error is ±3.1% at the 95% confidence level. All surveys employed the Random Digit Dialing method for mobile and landline telephones.
This brief is a product of the Public Opinion Studies Center at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies.
Dr. KIM Jiyoon is a senior fellow in the Public Opinion Studies Program at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Previously, Dr. Kim was a postdoctoral research fellow at Université de Montréal. Her research interests include elections and voting behavior, American politics, and political methodology. Her recent publications include “Political judgment, perceptions of facts, and partisan effects” (Electoral Studies, 2010), “Public spending, public deficits, and government coalition” (Political Studies, 2010), and “The Party System in Korea and Identity Politics” (in Larry Diamond and Shin Giwook Eds., New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan, Stanford University Press, 2014). She received her B.A. from Yonsei University, M.P.P. in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Karl Friedhoff is a fellow in public opinion and Asia policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He was previously a Korea Foundation-Mansfield Foundation US-Korea Nexus Scholar and a member of the Mansfield Foundation’s Trilateral Working Group. Friedhoff was previously based in Seoul where he was a program officer in the Public Opinion Studies Program at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among others, and he has been a frequent guest on both TV and radio to discuss US foreign policy in Asia, South Korea’s politics, and international relations in East Asia. Friedhoff earned his BA in political science at Wittenberg University and an MA in international commerce at Seoul National University.