August 3, 2008

Growing Inequality in China

89%

About nine-in-ten (89%) Chinese identify the gap between rich and poor as a major problem and 41% cite it as a very big problem.

About nine-in-ten (89%) Chinese identify the gap between rich and poor as a major problem and 41% cite it as a very big problem in a recent Pew Research survey. Worries about inequality are common among rich and poor, old and young, and men and women, as well as the college-educated and those with less education. In that regard, despite economic growth, concerns about unemployment and conditions for workers are extensive, with 68% and 56% reporting these as big problems, respectively. Complaints about corruption are also widely prevalent, with 78% citing corruption among officials and 61% citing corruption among business leaders. Read More