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From: China Tibet Online 2013-03-05 14:24:00
by: Doreen Wang
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Tibet ranks top of residents' happiness list

Tibet ranks top of residents' happiness list
Tibet ranks top of residents' happiness list

Tibet, the snow-covered holy land in southwest China, topped a survey of residents’ sense of happiness in Chinese inland areas, with the most satisfying index of air condition.

The survey, “China Happiness Index Map”, conducted by Tencent.com together with 34 local media involved 10mln voters from 34 provinces, cities and autonomous regions.

In the survey, Tibet was graded with 6.7 points (full marks for 10 points), followed by the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region with a score of 6.2 points and three other provinces including Hai nan, Liaoning, Jiangsu Fujian ranking third with the same score of 6.0 points. While Guizhou, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong, with 5.0 points, became the least happiness areas of Chinese inland.

Happiness index shows social systems and people’s life, and it is also the indicator of the social development and people's opinion.

The survey clearly showed that the “happiness map” was affected by the pace of life, environment and many other factors a city.

In the questionnaire, netizens were required to vote based on ten livelihood-related indexes, including income, security, commodity price, food, transportation, air condition, house prices, education, medical treatment and employment.

According to the statistics of the questionnaire, air condition becomes the most satisfying index in Tibet, followed by social security. 32.09 percent of people were content with the climate of Tibet, and 14.25 percent of people chose the social security.

During the survey, some netizens also expressed their feeling about the happiness of Tibet. An Xin, a visitor to Tibet said, “Lhasa is a relatively relaxing and comfortable city. It is very pleasing to come here and enjoy the brilliant sunshine and clean air.”

A migrant worker in Tibet Lao Wang said, “Lhasa is the city with the most stable public order in China, where people have a sense of security and stability, and people living here feel very dependable.”

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