People Not Satisfied With their Cultural LivesMost Koreans are not satisfied with their cultural life. According to a poll recently conducted by the Korea Cultural Policy Institute on 2,872 adults over 18, 76.1 percent of those questioned answered that they are not enjoying their cultural lives, including watching movies, going to performances, and reading.
They pointed out a lack of time as the main culprit, with 36.5 percent, in detering their cultural lives. Fincacial conditions had 27.4 percent of the responses. Those qustioned also pointed out the need for more cultural facilities.
Almost 83 percent of those questioned were agreeable towards the cultural policy of the current government. However, only 25 percent of people knew the exact cultural policies of the government, including the government's setting aside 1 percent of the total governmental budget for fostering culture, moves to lift stiff regulations, and to nurture key industries.
by Park So-yong
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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