Korean media outlets have shared their survey results regarding BTS military service exemption. Check out the following update for the complete report about what the public says regarding BTS military exemption.
Korean Media Shared Survey Results About BTS Military Service Exemption
On September 1, Korean media shared a result update on their survey about BTS military service exemption. This survey was conducted by KBC Kwangju Broadcasting and UPI News, involving 800 random participants.
According to the survey result, 57.7% of the participants voted in favor of BTS military service exemption. On the other hand, 39.7% voted against the exemption, and 2.6% remained undecided.
A Complete Update!
Furthermore, here’s the complete update for a more detailed result on the BTS military service exemption survey.
- Absolutely in favor: 35.3%
- Somewhat in favor: 22.4%
- Slightly against: 12.3%
- Strongly against: 27.5%
The media also shared the gender the survey participants. Around 62.8% of the participants who voted in favor of the military exemption were female respondents. In comparison, the remaining 54.8% were male.
Moreover, men in their 20s and younger mostly voted against the exemption: 63.9 % voted against it, while the rest remained in favor.
At the same time, the survey also asked about delaying BTS military service for a few more years instead of exemption. To this question, 57.4% voted in favor, and 39.1% against delaying. Meanwhile, the remaining 3.5% replied that they weren’t sure.
Finally, similar results also appeared when the survey asked about giving special military service to other popular artists who have contributed significantly to the promotion of national prestige. 58.6 % voted in favor, while 37.6 % were against the option.
The Ministry of National Defense CANCELED Their Independent Public Survey for BTS Military Service Exemption
Previously, a huge debate has been going on in South Korea about whether BTS is eligible for military exemption. Especially with BTS eldest member Jin who must enlist at the end of this year, while BTS is still holding massive homework from the government.
Most importantly, BTS must actively perform their duty as World Expo 2030 Busan bidding ambassador.
They have to perform various tasks, including holding a global concert, delivering speeches, and working as a liaison to convince the BIE general assembly that Busan is the perfect place to hold World Expo 2030. That is why Busan Mayor previously proposed alternative military service for BTS.
As of today, the South Korean government has yet to make a decision. Previously Korean media stated that the South Korean National Defense Ministry would conduct a public survey, asking the public’s opinion on whether BTS should really get an exemption. However, apparently, they had canceled the polling plan.
According to the National Defense Ministry, they canceled the survey plan because they would not decide military service issue based on opinion polls.
“The polls were only to see what the public’s opinion about the issue. It did not mean that the decision will be made based on public opinion polls.”Minister Lee Jong Sup
As a result, the Defense Ministry is receiving backlash due to the cancelation. Netizens are frustrated about how the government is handling BTS’s military issue.
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