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Wealth and health key for Chinese

By Chen Xin (China Daily)

08:30, November 07, 2012

A family of three on Tuesday takes a photo at Beijing’s Tian’anmen Square, which has been decorated with flowers for the upcoming 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. [Wang Jing / China Daily]

Chinese people deem income the most important factor that determines their happiness and confidence about the future, a survey has found.

China Youth Daily polled more than 11,400 people nationwide and found 53 percent are confident about their lives over the next 10 years and they expect more income to help sustain such confidence.

More than 70 percent of people surveyed were between 23 and 42 years old, 30 percent earn less than 3,000 yuan ($480) a month and nearly 40 percent earn 3,000 to 10,000 yuan a month.

Nearly 57 percent of respondents said they are confident about China's development over the next decade and believe the widening gap between rich and poor is the biggest problem that may affect the country's development, according to the survey.

Another poll of more than 1,000 people by Insight China, a State-run magazine that reports on the welfare of Chinese people, found that 60.6 percent said they feel happy. The figure was 0.4 percentage points higher than last year.

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