China leads the world in a number of different fields from high-speed rail lines and glass bridges to obese children and flight delays, but perhaps most importantly, it’s tops in the world in terms of optimism.
According to a recent survey of 26 countries around the globe by Ipsos, China is practically overflowing with confidence with 87% of people believing that their country is on the rise.
That’s compared to an overall global average of only 40% that think the same thing, including just 43% of Americans who increasingly believe that their country is going down the wrong track.
In the survey, Chinese respondents were the only ones that were most worried about their country’s “moral decline.” Understandably, the environment was also a big concern. Meanwhile, few respondents concerned themselves with terrorism or immigrations, major issues of unease in other countries around the world.
This continues a long-running trend of surveys showing how Chinese people are brimming full of hope for the future. For instance, one survey from last year found that 41% of Chinese respondents believed that the world was getting better, four times the global average.
[Images via Axios]
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