Chinese felt more stress in 2015: Survey
More Chinese felt worried and stressed in 2015 than in any year in the past decade, according to a new Gallup poll.
Twenty-seven percent of the Chinese surveyed said they worried a lot the previous day, while 40 percent said they experienced a lot of stress, a jump from the 18 percent and 28 percent, respectively, from the previous year, according to a Gallup report.
In the past decade, the percentage of those saying they had a lot of stress had hovered between a low of 28 percent in 2011 and 2014 and a high of 38 percent in 2013, while the percentage of those experiencing worry saw a low of 18 percent in 2014 and a high of 25 percent in 2006 and 2009.
The Gallup report says such feelings have increased sharply as Chinese residents’ satisfaction with their household income and personal savings dropped precipitously last year amid China’s economic slowdown. It says personal financial setbacks often lead to increased worry and stress.
The Gallup survey consisted of interviews with 4,265 Chinese adults, aged 15 and older, in July 2015.