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
10%
90%
0%
0%
20
flagCzech Republic
0%
80%
20%
0%
10
flagAustralia
9%
76%
4%
9%
21
flagCanada
12%
68%
18%
0%
16
flagGermany
6%
62%
27%
3%
80
flagItaly
16%
61%
11%
11%
18
flagthe United States
17%
58%
15%
7%
139
flagUkraine
17%
58%
11%
11%
17
flagNorway
21%
56%
17%
4%
23
flagRussia
14%
50%
21%
7%
14
flagthe Philippines
10%
50%
40%
0%
10
flagDenmark
10%
50%
30%
0%
10
flagPoland
21%
49%
22%
5%
6008
flagthe United Kingdom
22%
47%
24%
5%
143
flagIndia
36%
43%
16%
3%
30
flagthe Netherlands
30%
40%
20%
10%
20
flagUnknown
30%
34%
21%
13%
23
flagFrance
25%
33%
29%
12%
24

Gender

men45%
women46%
3
22%
24%
4
45%
46%
12
25%
22%
40
6%
6%

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