People from Hong Kong are far less happy with life than mainland residents, according to poll results released by SCMP today.
The survey was conducted by SCMP and covered Hong Kong as well as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Xian, Wuhan and Chengdu. Results showed that only 40 percent of Hong Kong residents claimed to be happy, a pretty diminutive number next to the 70 percent in Shanghai and Beijing.
Most people in the survey, which included a total of 2,400 people age 20 and up, said that being stressed, overworked and underpaid is what contributed to their unhappiness, others citing the bad air quality and bad relationships as reason for their poor moods.
According to poll, Hong Kong residents were happier only when it came to medical and food safety issues.
Dr. Ma Ngok, A political scientist at Chinese University, said in the report that he wasn’t surprised by the results.
“Hong Kong’s happiness is lower than most places in the world,” he said.
“Life is hard and it is a very stressful city. A lot of people are unhappy with living standards and the air quality.”
Maybe this is why Hong Kong residents are harboring such ill-feelings towards their mainland counterparts and Hong Kong women are looking to the mainland for prospective marriages.
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