9 angels, Hallyu wave, Another survey poll, who wants to travel with their favourite Soshi member ?, SNSD FTW
K-Pop is all the rage now, and travelling with your favourite K-Pop idols is a fantasy (? reality) most fans harbour. Well, a recent survey (yeah, another one ;)) was conducted on the matter and …….
interestingly, 9 out of the top 10 places were occupied by K-Pop stars !
The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) recently conducted a survey for the tenth anniversary of its website, asking which part of the Korean wave (hallyu) interested participants the most, and who among the hallyu stars would be their dream travel buddies in Korea.
Well, our 9 angels managed to secure a respectable 5th placing , with 4 percent of the total votes counted.
For the record, Super Junior came in first at thirteen percent, Big Bang second at nine percent, JYJ third at seven percent, and TVXQ fourth at five percent.
As stated by the Korean Harald, the poll participants, who numbered 12,085 from 102 countries, were all from countries outside of Korea, and none of whom were Korean by nationality.
The survey, conducted in May this year, was done through the KTO’s website, e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook pages.
90 percent of the respondents were female, and 77 percent came from Asian countries.
53.3 percent, or 6,441 participants chose K-pop as that part of hallyu that interested them the most, thereby giving it first place in the survey by a comfortable margin of 20.1 percent over Korean dramas (OSTs).
This statistical change highlights a shift in interest within the last 10 years, when Korean OSTs first engaged foreigners’ interest in Korean culture. One possible reason for this shift in interest could be the rise of social media within the last decade.
With regards to the age breakdown of the poll participants, 49 percent were in their twenties, eighteen percent in their thirties, seventeen percent in their teens, eight percent in their forties, and six percent in their fifties; a diverse group indeed ;).
Statistics aside, the popularity of K-Pop is certainly on the rise at the moment, and it is good to know that our favourite 9 ladies have all played a very significant role in promoting it to the rest of the world at large :D.
Well done, ladies !!!
(Personally, I would have given them a higher placing in the poll results, but that’s just me ;))
sources: Newsen, Manila Bulletin (Jonathan M. Hicap reporting)
If i have a chance.. i wil accept to go travel with them ❤
totally agree! would love to travel and meet our favorite ladies!
at first i was like jesus why were they 5th then i saw 90% of em were female. No wonder Super Junior won, but ya SNSD number for this dude! *thumbs up* or just taeyeon would be fine too
It would totally be different if the polls was conducted using 90% males.
It doesnt surprise me they are in the top 5 😀 snsd the best always!!! Hwaiting ❤
Who wouldn’t want to travel with SNSD =D
Haha, chances are, I’ll probably (generously) give up my spot to travel with SNSD wherever I please to someone else less fortunate than me, and would make the best of the trip.
Nonetheless, cool post.
The fact that they the majority of voters were female AND that SNSD were the only girl group on that list makes them FIRST already. Gotta see that in a positive list. GO SOSHI!
JeTi Baby said:
@Amp21 LOL same here. i guess that gender did play a large role in the result of the winner in this poll, of course a female would vote for Suju as a an idol to go traveling with, cuz you know it would like going around with your dream hubby. The same goes for Big Bang, JYJ & TVXQ. BUT in my opinion that it shouldn’t have mattered. i’m sure that SoShi has turned many females into “adoring fans” (if you know what i mean) … Still happy that someone from the SMFamily won.
lololol who wouldn’t want SNSD to travel with?! 😀
it is the happiest day in my life if i can travel with them…^^
SNSD, fighting! ^^
Rapture Suzara said:
pick me plss.. its my dream to travel with them.. :)))
that 1 will be a dream come true to all the sone’s and 4 ME
I think SMENT needs to do a contest and the prize is to meet the girls
in person …. the days will be spent with them is 4 DAYS and 3 NIGHTS
in a separate room if it’s a girl it’s okay if it’s a boy separate
😀 i would love to travel with them ❤
5th place…seriously not cool…snsd eat superjuniors for breakfast…but then girls spazz over them like we..(ahem) spazz over snsd…
I actually thought snsd would place first b/c most k-girls are bi.
haha they only 5th cuz most of them were girls.
Super Junior FTW, but so does SNSD. I would have put them both at number 1, because being able to travel with snsd AND super junior would just be the best in the freakin WORLD!! But, that’s just my opinion x3
+1 to kid leader !! wish she could travel with me XD, she is just so my type !!
Barbara Soonkyu said:
Everybody wants to travel with 9 angels like their.
guys let vote for our girls!!!!!
the categories are 13 and 17.. just click at the end of snsd’s name box in each category!!!!
one vote per day
If I say “yes,” would it come true? o:
Lolol, I would place them at a higher place too, Kenneth. [x
Words can’t even describe how happy and ecstatic I would be (if I got the chance) and how much I would want this.