Chinese college students unhappy

A survey of 50,000 Chinese college students reports 60% of them aren’t very happy, because of mistrust in the government and increasing inequality as the rich get richer,[i] environmental problems, and lack of ways to express dissatisfaction in a controlled society that emphasizes stability and harmony. National Public Radio did a story about happiness in China, finding contradictory reports.[ii] A Pew Global Attitudes study found that 87% of Chinese people surveyed were satisfied with their country, making them the most satisfied respondents. But a European Union survey ranked China 128th out of 150 countries in happiness. We see that polls and social science are inexact.



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