Poll: Half of S. Korean Public Positively View Shorter Workweek System

Write : 2018-06-29 19:22:35 Update : 2018-06-29 19:29:30

Poll: Half of S. Korean Public Positively View Shorter Workweek System

A new survey shows that nearly half of the South Korean public is positively viewing a shorter workweek system. 

Gallup Korea said 49 percent of the respondents said the measure is worth taking, while 32 percent said it was a wrong move. The other 19 percent deferred their answers. 

The pollster said those who assessed the new system positively expressed expectation that it will help with work-life balance. 

Nearly two-thirds of respondents who support the largest opposition Liberty Korea Party were negative about the change.

From July first, companies with 300 or more employees will be obligated to reduce maximum working hours to 52 hours a week, from the current 68 hours. 

The survey was conducted on around one-thousand adults across the country between Tuesday and Thursday and has a confidence level of 95 percent with a margin of error of plus or minus three-point-one percentage points.

[Photo : KBS News]

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