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Post-2000 generation feels stronger national pride: survey

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-05-11 20:06

BEIJING -- Those born in the 2000s have a stronger sense of national pride than previous generations, according to a survey report published by the China Youth Daily earlier this week.

The online survey, covering 10,393 young Chinese from 31 provincial regions in China, found that the average level of national pride was 9.18 points out of 10, while those born in the 2000s and 1990s received 9.38 and 9.21 points, respectively.

The post-2000 generation also reported the highest level of happiness among all age groups, according to the survey conducted from April 19 to 29.

As to the national achievements in the past 70 years that they feel most proud of, 71 percent of the respondents chose the founding of the people's republic in 1949, and 62.4 percent picked the improvement of people's living standards since the reform and opening-up in 1978.

It also found that the respondents' recognition of national identity reached 4.71 points out of 5, based on a national identity scale.

Of all the respondents, 22.9 percent were born in or after 2000 and 44.5 percent were born in the 1990s.

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