A survey of over 12,000 people between 18 and 30 in 27 different countries found that China’s millennials are among the world’s most optimistic.
The SCMP reports:
Asked which country would drive the world economy in the next years, 58 per cent pointed to China and only 31 per cent chose the US, currently the largest economy worldwide. China could overtake the US as soon as 2016, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said in a report in March.
Almost all of the young adults surveyed in China, 93 per cent, said they were optimistic their country’s best days were still ahead. In South Korea, only 77 per cent expressed the same sentiment. In India, 81 per cent did.
Two-thirds of the Chinese millennials said they believed they had an opportunity to become an entrepreneur in their country.
Only one-third of the Chinese millennials surveyed said their country did not represent their values and beliefs.
Chinese millennials were, however, not blindly bullish about their future. Two-thirds thought that technological progress widens the wealth gap.
Almost twice as many Chinese millennials, 67 per cent, said climate change was “a pressing issue” than their American counterparts did. Concern among the Chinese surveyed ranked higher than anywhere else but in Latin America.
Asian Millennials Infographic (via Telefonica):