70 pct of Chinese women content with their lives: survey

Updated: 2007-03-04 17:03

According to a new survey by a woman's magazine, nearly 70 percent of Chinese women are content with their lives.

About 68.5 percent of the women say they live in a "harmonious family", with just 6 percent unhappy with their lives, says the survey, conducted by Women of China and Huakun Women's Life Survey Center.

Almost 2,000 women from 20 major Chinese cities -- including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing -- responded to the survey, with 52 percent saying they are "happy" with their marriage, but nearly 30 percent say the life is "unromantic".

Women's happiness is closely related to life stability and income -- 77 percent of the "happy" women are married and 43 percent of them have university degrees, says the survey.

The qualities most sought after by women in a spouse were a sense of family responsibility, considerateness, an even temper and good taste. High income, a good occupation and good looks ranked the fifth, eighth and 11th.

The survey also says that nearly half of the respondees -- 47 percent -- are content with their sexual life, with 5 percent expressing disappointment.

About 17 percent of the respondees had never had a gynecological examination, but 43 percent make sure they get an annual check-up, says the survey.

Nine out of 10 women say they feel pressure in their lives, marginally down on the 93 percent figure thrown up in a similar survey conducted a year ago, which investigated 1,020 women in eight major Chinese cities.

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