According to a survey conducted by Youth Daily which polled 346 university graduates in Shanghai, more than 60 percent of respondents choose to share their apartments with one or more roommates while about 30 percent of them spend more than 40 percent of their salaries on rent. In addition, about 46 percent of the graduates considered an independent living environment to be a very important factor when renting a home. This is followed by factors such as proximity to workplace and low rental costs. Traditional real estate agents are still the most popular rental medium (36.9 percent) for young people, while 20.7 percent of those polled use online portals to search for a living space.
Experts from leading hospitals in Shanghai will be setting up a brain health database that includes records of more than 100,000 senior citizens, said Pei Gang, president of Tongji University, on the official website of the municipal government. The database will contain important information from a 20-year research on the influence of the environment and habits of the city’s dementia patients who are aged above 60. According to public information, about 5 percent of Chinese aged above 65 and more than 30 percent of those aged above 85 suffer from dementia.
The people of Shanghai have the highest scientific literacy levels in China, according to the latest survey conducted by the China Association for Science and Technology, reported Wenhui Daily. The Shanghainese literacy level in 2015 was 18.71 percent and some of the reasons for this include the education levels of people in Shanghai — 37.63 percent of them have attended college, much higher than the national average of 29.19 percent. The survey also discovered that Shanghai residents are most interested in technology-related news and information while teachers, doctors, scientists, and engineers rank among the most respected professions.