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QuestionWhat is the Opinion Survey on the General Public's Views and Behavior?

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The Opinion Survey on the General Public's Views and Behavior is a public opinion poll conducted quarterly by the Bank -- with a nationwide sample of 4,000 individuals who are at least 20 years of age -- as a reference for the Bank's policy conduct and business operations.

Questions in the survey mainly concern how respondents feel about their lives, including their household circumstances and perceptions about price developments. In addition, questions include respondents' awareness of the Bank's policy and business operations, and topics related to the Bank's policy and business operations, such as the consumption behavior of households.