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
15%
65%
15%
3%
26
flagCanada
17%
64%
17%
0%
28
flagAustralia
14%
58%
18%
9%
55
flagBelarus
11%
58%
29%
0%
17
flagthe United States
23%
57%
14%
4%
256
flagAustria
11%
54%
25%
8%
35
flagSwitzerland
12%
52%
28%
8%
25
flagthe United Kingdom
20%
50%
23%
5%
136
flagUkraine
26%
49%
16%
5%
103
flagFrance
11%
47%
17%
23%
17
flagPoland
22%
46%
24%
6%
13399
flagGermany
21%
44%
28%
4%
278
flagthe Philippines
29%
38%
29%
2%
34
flagIndia
34%
37%
24%
3%
79