On 13 June, the Korean Tourism Organization revealed the results of the survey done for members of their website. This survey was carried out in 8 languages, for 12,085 people from 102 countries. It was found that the most popular portion of the “hallyu wave” was K-pop, at 53.3%, television dramas at 32.5%, followed by movies, at 6.2%
For the survey question “Who are the Korean stars that you want to travel around Korea with,” Super Junior had the most support at 13.3%, followed by Big Bang (8.6%), JYJ (6.7%), TVXQ (5.3%) and SNSD(4.0%.) Actors Jang Geun Suk (6th) and Hyun Bin (9th) were also placed within the top 10.
For the Japanese community, the No. 1 spot was given to actor Bae Yong Jun, and interest in television dramas were higher than that of K-pop.
In the English-speaking and Chinese communities, Super Junior came out tops, and in the French & Spanish communities, Big Bang was number 1. In the German and Russian communities, actress Kim Tae Hee and actor/singer Rain (Bi) garnered the most support.
The place that most people wanted to go with together with the K-pop stars was Jeju Island. Activities that they chose to do together with the stars were to watch concerts, visit shooting locations, tourist attractions and experience traditional cultures.
For this survey, 76.6% of the people who took part were from Asia, 17.9% from Europe. 89.6% of them were female, and the largest age groups were 20s (48.7%) 30s (18.3%), and 10s (17.0%)
Source : [Japanese Yonhap News]
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