Which number is considered unlucky in East Asia?

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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.
Sumit Tamang
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flagSouth Korea
3%
88%
7%
0%
26
flagKazakhstan
5%
88%
5%
0%
17
flagSingapore
5%
85%
5%
5%
20
flagGreece
4%
82%
4%
8%
23
flagJapan
5%
75%
15%
5%
20
flagRussia
6%
70%
18%
3%
144
flagRepublic of Ireland
14%
66%
14%
3%
27
flagCanada
17%
65%
17%
0%
29
flagAustralia
14%
58%
18%
9%
55
flagthe United States
23%
56%
14%
4%
264
flagBelarus
11%
55%
33%
0%
18
flagSwitzerland
12%
52%
28%
8%
25
flagthe United Kingdom
20%
51%
23%
5%
137
flagAustria
10%
51%
28%
10%
39
flagUkraine
25%
50%
16%
5%
105
flagFrance
11%
47%
17%
23%
17
flagPoland
22%
46%
24%
6%
13487
flagGermany
22%
44%
27%
4%
289
flagIndia
33%
39%
22%
3%
83
flagthe Philippines
29%
38%
29%
2%
34