Chi­nese felt more stress in 2015: Sur­vey

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

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.

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