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

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4
12
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answers
flagFinland
0%
100%
0%
0%
10
flagSouth Korea
8%
91%
0%
0%
23
flagAustralia
9%
72%
9%
9%
22
flagCanada
12%
68%
18%
0%
16
flagCzech Republic
8%
66%
25%
0%
12
flagUkraine
17%
64%
7%
10%
28
flagItaly
16%
61%
11%
11%
18
flagGermany
7%
60%
26%
4%
82
flagthe United States
19%
58%
14%
7%
155
flagNorway
20%
58%
16%
4%
24
flagRussia
18%
51%
18%
7%
27
flagPoland
21%
50%
22%
5%
6525
flagthe Philippines
10%
50%
40%
0%
10
flagDenmark
10%
50%
30%
0%
10
flagthe United Kingdom
23%
46%
24%
5%
159
flagthe Netherlands
29%
45%
16%
8%
24
flagIndia
35%
44%
17%
2%
34
flagUnknown
29%
35%
22%
10%
48
flagFrance
23%
30%
30%
15%
26

Gender

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

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Author: Sumit Tamang
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