Most Chi­nese youth OK with pre­mar­i­tal sex: sur­vey

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

More than 60 per­cent of Chi­nese young peo­ple ap­prove of pre­mar­i­tal sex, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey re­leased by Shang­hai Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity.

Spon­sored by China’s Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, the sur­vey col­lected 9,569 re­sponses from per­sons aged 14 to 35 in 10 cities, in­clud­ing Bei­jing, Shang­hai, Xi’an and Wuhan.

When asked about their feel­ings re­gard­ing pre­mar­i­tal sex, 17.7 per­cent of re­spon­dents said they fully ac­cepted it, 22.6 per­cent were not both­ered by it, and 21.2 per­cent had an am­bigu­ous at­ti­tude. Only 15.7 per­cent were strongly against the be­hav­ior.

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