More than six out of 10 Koreans do not view migrant workers as “members of Korea,” a survey showed Wednesday, indicating the country still has a long way to go until becoming a truly multiracial society.
According to the Overseas Korea Foundation’s survey of 820 adults nationwide, 61.1 percent of respondents have difficulties in accepting migrant workers as members of society, a sign of deteriorating public opinion toward non-Koreans.
In the foundation’s 2013 survey, only 57.5 percent said they did not accept them as members of Korean society.
Last year, 56,000 new migrant workers came to Korea on a working permit program, mostly [READ MORE HERE]
Source: EU Times