Survey Finds Chinese Focused on Quality of Life Issues

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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People in China are spending more and more time worried about their quality of life.

A survey by the Pew Global Attitudes Project finds corruption, inequality and food safety top the list of concerns in China even as most Chinese say their financial situation is better.

The survey finds inflation remains the number one concern in China, with 60 percent of respondents calling it a “very big problem.”

Half of those responding to the survey cited corruption as a major problem.

Nearly half said the growing gap between rich and poor was a major problem.

Forty-one percent of respondents said food safety is a very big problem, compared to just 12 percent in 2008.

The Pew survey also found about half of Chinese embrace U.S. ideas about democracy. The percentage of Chinese rejecting U.S. democratic thought fell to 29 percent.

The Pew Global Attitudes Project-China sampled more than 3,000 Chinese adults, mostly from urban areas, in March and April.