The data displays the most important reasons given by South Korean citizens for the necessity of unification with North Korea in 2007 and 2016. During the survey period in 2016, about 38.6% of respondents replied that it is necessary to unify with North Korea because of ethnic reasons.
|Because we are the same ethnic group||50.7||38.6|
|Because separated families need to be reunited||8.9||11.8|
|To eliminate the threat of war between two Koreas||19.2||29.8|
|So North Koreans can live better lives||1.8||5|
|So South Korea can become a more advanced country||18.7||14.2|