Study Shows Shifting Anxieties in China

Lily Kuo and Ritchie King of Quartz break down the results of a just-released China public opinion survey by Pew Research Center, which revealed changing attitudes toward income inequality, corruption, the U.S. and other quality of life issues. Specifically, they present a graphic that shows how concern over certain issues has changed since 2008:

But the latest Pew survey of 3,177 Chinese residents finds that many Chinese have grown more anxious over the past four years–only 59% said they like the pace of modern life, down from 72% in 2008. The economy has grown at an average of around 9% per year over these four years–in fact, 70% of the respondents said they are better off financially than they were 5 years ago–but it turns out growth isn’t all that matters.


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