Anti-Korean sentiment

Anti-Korean sentiment involves hatred or dislike that is directed towards Korean people, culture or either of the two states (North Korea or South Korea) on the Korean Peninsula.

Origins

Results of 2017 BBC World Service poll.
Views of South Korea's influence by country[1]
Sorted by Pos-Neg
Country polled Positive Negative Neutral Pos-Neg
 China
25 %
71 %
2 −46
 Germany
11 %
32 %
57 −21
 Spain
24 %
42 %
34 −18
 Brazil
36 %
46 %
18 −10
 Mexico
36 %
42 %
22 −6
 Greece
24 %
29 %
47 −5
 Pakistan
19 %
22 %
59 −3
 India
27 %
28 %
45 −1
 Peru
37 %
37 %
26 0
 Kenya
34 %
34 %
32 0
 France
45 %
44 %
11 1
Global average
37 %
36 %
27 1
 Turkey
39 %
33 %
28 6
 Nigeria
44 %
34 %
22 10
 Canada
47 %
36 %
17 11
 United Kingdom
52 %
40 %
8 12
 Russia
32 %
20 %
48 12
 Indonesia
37 %
23 %
40 14
 United States
51 %
33 %
16 18
 Australia
61 %
24 %
15 37
Results of 2017 BBC World Service poll.
Views of North Korea's influence by country[1]
Sorted by Pos-Neg
Country polled Positive Negative Neutral Pos-Neg
 United States
5 %
88 %
7 −83
 United Kingdom
7 %
89 %
4 −82
 Australia
6 %
87 %
7 −81
 France
9 %
85 %
6 −76
 Canada
10 %
81 %
9 −71
 Spain
5 %
75 %
20 −70
 Greece
6 %
64 %
30 −58
 China
19 %
76 %
5 −57
 Germany
1 %
56 %
43 −55
Global average
17 %
59 %
24 −42
 Brazil
23 %
60 %
17 −37
 Mexico
24 %
54 %
22 −30
 Peru
22 %
51 %
27 −29
 Indonesia
17 %
46 %
37 −29
 India
19 %
40 %
41 −21
 Turkey
34 %
44 %
22 −10
 Russia
20 %
30 %
50 −10
 Nigeria
33 %
42 %
25 −9
 Kenya
27 %
36 %
37 −9
 Pakistan
20 %
25 %
55 −5

Anti-Korean sentiment is present in China,[2] Taiwan and Japan, and stems from such issues as nationalism, politics, economic competition, cultural influences, and historical disputes. Anti-North Korean sentiment may be the strongest in Japan, South Korea, and the United States.