KUALA LUMPUR: It’s no surprise that the young are clued in to the awesomeness that is international K-Pop sensation, BTS.
But it seems that older Koreans see the successful seven-member group as having a positive impact on youth.
According to Koreaboo, a recent survey conducted by Embrain Trend Monitor yielded results that saw a majority of older South Koreans believing just that.
Over 1,000 people between the ages of 16 and 64 were involved in the survey and 64.2 per cent of the respondents agreed that BTS was a good influence on youngsters.
Apparently, 78.3 per cent of people agreeing to the statement were in their 60s.
As to why the participants believed that BTS is a positive influence, 57.5 per cent chose the reason being that the group was hardworking and took great efforts to strive for success.
Other reasons given were the music outfit’s performance (47.3 per cent), music skills (37.2 per cent), the members’ humbleness despite their popularity (33.9 per cent) and having raised the idol standard due to their good behaviour (31.0 per cent).
For music listeners who really enjoyed the K-Pop group’s music, many believed that it was because the tunes were extremely addictive (44.7 percent).
The second reason was a tie between BTS’ music having the ability to comfort the youth and being the spirit of the era at 25 per cent.
Some also expressed their liking for the tunes because of its meaningful message (23 per cent).
Awareness of BTS’ official fan club, called Army, was high as well with seven out of 10 respondents saying that they knew the name of the fandom.
About 32.1 per cent said they didn’t know of the name but were well aware that BTS had lots of fans.