SEOUL, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Only one out of 10 single South Koreans were in favor of holding a wedding ceremony, indicating a change in social trend towards attaching less importance to formalities, a poll showed Monday.
According to the state-run Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs survey, 10.8 percent of single women replied that a wedding ceremony "must" be held.
Another 34.4 percent of female respondents said a wedding can be "generally" celebrated, hinting at their willingness to dispense with the ceremony.
Among the single men, 14.5 percent said they must celebrate a wedding, while 44.2 percent was generally in favor of the wedding ceremony.
The institute said the poll showed the changing social trend that attaches less importance to formalities and more to their own decisions and standards.
The results were based on a survey of 2,464 single people aged 20-44, including 1,140 men and 1,324 women, in 2018.