Koreans Losing Confidence in Government

Koreans have lost confidence in the president, the government, and the military since the April 16 ferry disaster and a shooting rampage at a frontline guard post, according to a survey.

The survey of 1,000 adults across the country by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies last weekend gave President Park Geun-hye a confidence score of 5.44 points on a 10-point scale.

That is a significant slide from 6.21 points in June last year.

The confidence score for the government as a whole dropped from 5.09 in the last year's survey to 4.26 this year.

The military's score fell by the largest margin among the state institutions surveyed, from 5.77 to 4.67.

The National Assembly finished lowest with a dismal 2.85 as it did last year.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 25, 2014 12:22 KST