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Survey Indicates Top 3 Factors to Happiness
2006-05-23 13:55:00    Xinhua.net
A survey conducted by Peking University indicated that in the eyes of the Chinese people, psychological and physical health, harmonious family and stable marriage (or be in love) are the top three factors to happiness. 
The survey, conducted by the Women's Studies Center of Peking University, was conducted among 4,175 people via internet or printed questionnaires and the results was released at the ongoing 3rd Asia Women's Forum, which opened in Hong Kong on Monday. 

The survey indicated that 26.7 percent of people listed good health as the most important factor to happiness, harmonious family 23.0 percent and stable marriage (be in love) 19.1 percent while they chose the factors to happiness. 

A total of 80.2 percent interviewees said they were satisfied with their life quality. According to the survey, people with higher education, higher incomes and stable marriage appeared to experience more happiness. 

The survey also indicated that good housing conditions, social security system, satisfactory to work also positively influence the degree of happiness. 

The survey found that among people feeling vary happy, 34.5 percent and 43.1 percent of interviewees described their sleeping quality as "very good" and "good" respectively, whereas among people saying they were not happy, 40.6 percent and 18.8 percent people said their sleeping quality were "normal" or "bad". 

In addition, appetite and quality of sexual life were also believed to be closely linked with degree of happiness, the survey said. 

The two-day forum is jointly sponsored by Women's Studies Center of Peking University, Asian Women Development Forum, Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong International Women's Association.
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