Two women laugh as they walk towards a soap bubble at a Chinese New Year fair in Hong Kong on Feb 13, 2015. (PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP)
The Hong Kong Happiness Index Survey 2017 revealed that the people of the city were generally happier last year than they were in 2016, mainly due to rising confidence in Hong Kong government’s public policy, the pollster Chu Hai College of Higher Education announced Tuesday.
On a scale of 10, people’s satisfaction with the local government’s public policy rose from 4.38 in 2016 to 4.94 in 2017
Out of a full score of 100, Hong Kong people’s happiness index rose 2.1 points, from 67.7 in 2016 to 69.7 in 2017, Principal Investigator of the annual study and Dean of Business of Chu Hai College Ho Lok-sang said at a press conference Tuesday morning.
On a scale of 10, people’s satisfaction with the local government’s public policy rose from 4.38 in 2016 to 4.94 in 2017 – with a big jump in young people’s rating from 3.31 to 4.21 – according to the annual survey that interviewed some 700 Hong Kong people.
On the other hand, the study found residents had become less happy about the public health service. The level of satisfaction dropped from 6.29 points in 2016 to 5.88 points last year – the lowest since a recent peak in 2014 (6.48 points).
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