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January 15th, 2012

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02:19 pm

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Yonhap) -- More than half of Koreans are concerned about the increasing inflow of foreign immigrants, fearing it might cause interracial conflict in the community, a survey showed Sunday.

According to the survey by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, 64 percent of 1,000 respondents aged over 20 answered that they are worried about possible riots or protests by foreign residents and immigrants.

Another 63.9 percent said that there would be more conflict at school between Korean students and their foreign peers of a different race and nationality.

The respondents primarily cited differences in language, religion and skin color.

Just over half of the respondents said that native-born South Koreans would be disadvantaged from job-seeking as the number of foreign residents and immigrants better able to find low-paying jobs increases.

As of September last year, the number of foreign residents living in Asia's fourth-largest economy stood at 1.41 million, accounting for 3 percent of the whole population, according to government data.

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