Men are more satisfied with their marriage than women, a survey suggests. Statistics Korea on Wednesday said 70.6 percent of husbands surveyed were happy with their spouses, compared to 60.8 percent of wives.
Eight out of 10 men surveyed said marriage is a must, as against only six out of 10 women.
Similar bias was evident in attitudes to divorce, with 71.7 percent of the men surveyed but only 58.6 percent of women saying married couples should not go their separate ways. The data come from a broader survey conducted in 2009.
Meanwhile, more men wanted their wives to work, with 81.5 percent in favor of women working, compared to only 65.3 percent who favored double-income families in 2006. But husbands still devote little time to household chores.
Only 6.1 percent of the men surveyed said they help out around the house at weekends or on holidays, while 34.6 percent said they watch TV or videos during their times off. In contrast, 31.9 percent of the women surveyed said they do the housework in their time off.