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The Korean Academic Multimode Open Survey (KAMOS) is conducted three times per year in South Korea. This national panel survey is representative of the Korean population. Results of past surveys are available on this website and may be used by researchers in their work


KAMOS consists of both:
  • core questions asked at regular intervals to encourage longitudinal analysis of social attitudes
  • an omnibus section including survey items proposed by researchers.

KAMOS is a survey research project supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education. It is administered by the KAMOS team at the Center for Asian Public Opinion Research & Collaboration Initiative (CAPORCI) at Chungnam National University.



Background

Understanding public opinion and attitudes is crucial in today’s complex and rapidly changing society. Researchers, social scientists, and policy makers from a number of disciplines benefit from hearing the thoughts of the Korean public.

Until now, conducting reliable surveys was difficult. Researchers, particularly young researchers, often lacked sufficient funds to conduct surveys using the highest standards. Even when funding could be found, there was often a noticeable time delay between when an issue first became salient and when any academic research on that topic was published.

KAMOS seeks to change this by inviting researchers from any discipline to submit survey items to be used on a future KAMOS questionnaire. By producing timely results using scientific survey methods at low/no-cost to the researcher, KAMOS is revolutionizing the social science research scene in South Korea.

KAMOS creates an infrastructure for academic social research that reflects national and social demands and responds to social change through high-quality survey data. KAMOS contributes to social science research by providing high-quality data necessary for academic research and constructs time series data related to various disciplines including sociology, political science, psychology, social welfare, health, and communication studies. KAMOS acts as an agent to help build a foundation for humanities and social science researchers in Korea.



Survey Schedule:

  • Survey 1: February-May 2016 (face-to-face initial recruitment)
  • Survey 2: June 23-August 9, 2016 (multimode - primarily Internet-based)
  • Survey 3: February 2017 (multimode - primarily Internet-based)
  • Survey 4: March 2017 (multimode, with some face-to-face interviews to refresh the panel [add new panel members)
  • Survey 5: Summer 2017 (multimode)
  • Survey 6: Fall 2017 (multimode)