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Web China: "Top 10 concerns" survey reveals gender divide, reflects anxiety


11:00, December 08, 2012

HEFEI, Dec. 7 (Xinhua)-- A survey on what Chinese men and women worry about these days has revealed a gender divide, as male respondents reported worrying about not having enough money while female respondents said they fret about aging.

Twenty million Internet users responded to the survey carried out by Chinese search engine Baidu, which found that careers, relationships and even the status of privacy in the Digital Age are among respondents' top concerns.

Nearly 2.9 million men reported that their top concern is not having enough money, and more than 2.7 million women said they're most worried about getting old, according to the survey results.

Chen Qingliang, a migrant worker born in the 1980s, has been working in Hefei, provincial capital of Anhui, for over six years. He said there is not much room for him to receive a promotion or a raise, and his top concerns stem from economic pressure.

"In China, the man is a family's breadwinner, so the most worrisome thing for me is running out of money, especially considering the current price hikes," Cheng said.

"It is widely recognized that wealth means success for Chinese men," he added.

Besides financial concerns, men also worry about failing in their careers, losing face in front of others and picking the wrong side in office politics. Age and appearance, which are among women's top concerns, did not crack the men's top ten list.

Zheng Lei, a journalist working in Beijing, was surprised that health is not among men's top concerns.

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