Contents

2020-21 Korea-U.S. Policy Dialogue: Political Polarization

Opinion Polarization in Korea

Lee, Changkeun(Author)

  • 164 ITEM VIEW
  • 70 DOWNLOAD
Abstract

Although there is a growing concern that Korean politics become more extreme and polarized, previous studies find that there is no evidence for opinion polarization. This study extends the previous findings in three ways. First, I add the latest WVS wave to examine whether political development since 2014 caused any divergence in opinions. I find no supporting evidence. Second, therefore, I focus on investigating the characteristics of those who are “ideologically consistent” by conducting and using custom-designed survey results. I find the signs of antipathy between different ideologies and ideological sorting. What is unique in Korea is that there are more consistent voters among conservatives, and their opinions are more tightly aligned with partisan views. Third, I explore how ideological consistency affects people’s perceptions and attitudes toward COVID-19. As in the other advanced countries, this global pandemic reveals how political division negatively affects the disease control effort.

Issue Date
2021-12
Publisher
KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Pages
226
URI
https://archives.kdischool.ac.kr/handle/11125/42931
URL
https://www.kdevelopedia.org/Resources/view/2020-21-Korea-U-S-Policy-Dialogue-Political-Polarization--99202202040168676
Start Page
49
End Page
66
Files in This Item:

Click the button and follow the links to connect to the full text. (KDI CL members only)

qrcode

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

상단으로 이동