Over Two-Thirds of South Koreans Back U.S. Alliance, Up From Less Than Half Under Trump
A recent South Korea study has revealed that over two-thirds of South Koreans are in favor of a continued U.S. alliance, which is a huge increase from when former President Donald Trump was in office.
On Tuesday, the Seoul-based Korea Institute for Defense Analysis created a poll of 1,000 South Koreans regarding the U.S. alliance. Sixty-seven percent of South Koreans view the alliance as a favorable measure under President Joe Biden, which is a "substantial" increase from last year's 47 percent, and the two years prior to 2020 under Trump.
Also in the poll, more South Koreans believe that the U.S. would come to their defense now, as opposed to previous years. When asked if the U.S. would be "fully committed to the defense of South Korea if there is a military provocation by North Korea," 77 percent of respondents were in agreement, compared to 62 percent last year.