Which number is considered unlucky in East Asia?

3
4
12
40
Words "four" and "Death" have very similar pro­nun­ci­a­tion in Chinese, Viet­name­se, Korean and Ja­pa­nese. In East Asia many build­ings do not have a 4th floor. Some high­-rise res­i­den­tial build­ings omit all floor numbers with "4", e.g., 4, 14, 24, 34 and all 40–49 floors.

Answers distribution

3
4
12
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answers
flagFinland
0%
100%
0%
0%
11
flagSouth Korea
8%
91%
0%
0%
24
flagJapan
6%
80%
6%
6%
15
flagAustralia
12%
70%
8%
8%
24
flagItaly
14%
66%
9%
9%
21
flagCanada
10%
63%
26%
0%
19
flagUkraine
17%
62%
6%
13%
29
flagthe United States
18%
58%
14%
7%
170
flagGermany
10%
58%
27%
4%
96
flagCzech Republic
14%
57%
28%
0%
14
flagRussia
17%
55%
17%
6%
29
flagNorway
19%
54%
19%
6%
31
flagPoland
21%
50%
22%
5%
9297
flagIndia
33%
44%
16%
5%
36
flagthe United Kingdom
24%
43%
24%
6%
191
flagthe Netherlands
25%
42%
21%
10%
28
flagRepublic of Ireland
28%
42%
28%
0%
14
flagSpain
8%
41%
33%
16%
12
flagUnknown
24%
39%
27%
8%
668
flagFrance
25%
29%
29%
14%
27

Gender

men41%
women47%
3
24%
24%
4
41%
47%
12
27%
21%
40
7%
5%

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