A recent survey indicates that a majority of South Koreans want nuclear weapons amid growing nuclear threats by North Korea.
A survey conducted by Realmeter on around one-thousand adults across the country last Thursday and Friday showed on Sunday that 56-point-five percent of respondents were in favor of nuclear armament, including 29-point-eight percent strongly in favor.
While 40-point-eight percent were against the move, including 24 percent who expressed strong opposition, two-point-seven percent were unsure.
Most proponents cited growing North Korean threats or a lack of confidence in U.S. support in a contingency on the Korean Peninsula, while many opponents expressed concerns over possible international sanctions on Seoul or a negative impact on broader proliferation or inter-Korean relations.
The survey, commissioned by Energy Business Newspaper, had a 95-percent confidence level with a margin of error of plus or minus three-point-one percentage points. The response rate was two-point-seven percent.