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
40
answers
flagFinland
0%
100%
0%
0%
10
flagSouth Korea
9%
90%
0%
0%
22
flagAustralia
9%
72%
9%
9%
22
flagCanada
12%
68%
18%
0%
16
flagCzech Republic
8%
66%
25%
0%
12
flagGermany
6%
61%
27%
4%
81
flagItaly
16%
61%
11%
11%
18
flagthe United States
18%
58%
15%
8%
149
flagNorway
21%
56%
17%
4%
23
flagRussia
20%
55%
15%
5%
20
flagUkraine
22%
55%
11%
11%
18
flagDenmark
10%
50%
30%
0%
10
flagthe Philippines
10%
50%
40%
0%
10
flagPoland
21%
49%
22%
5%
6207
flagthe United Kingdom
21%
48%
23%
5%
146
flagIndia
38%
41%
16%
3%
31
flagthe Netherlands
31%
40%
18%
9%
22
flagUnknown
29%
35%
20%
11%
34
flagFrance
25%
33%
29%
12%
24

Gender

men44%
women46%
3
22%
25%
4
44%
46%
12
25%
21%
40
6%
6%

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