Gulf in attitudes of those born after 70s, 80s and 90s: China survey

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New Delhi, May 5 (ANI): A survey has found that there is a huge difference in the attitudes on values among three Chinese generations who were born after the 70s, 80s and 90s.

According to the Guangzhou Daily, people born after this time frame in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong province, recently received an exploratory survey conducted by the city's Youth League Committee, reports the China Daily.

They were questioned about their outlook on love, consumer behaviour, and values on work and public service.

It terms of consumer behaviour, 65 percent of post-70s billed themselves as bank-aholic preferring to save money, while 70 percent of post-80s admitted that they were month-ending people, using up all their salaries or earnings by the end of every month.

Post-90s were addicted to online shopping, holding a belief that they can buy almost anything on the Internet.

Among the three groups, the post-80s felt more economic pressure. Facing soaring property prices, outstanding credit cards debts and the pressure of raising children, many Chinese white-collar workers feel over-fatigued every day and in poor health.

66 percent spend a large amount of their salary to pay down on a car loan or house loan, and interestingly, 57 percent were pleasure-seeker who like to spend bonuses on tourist sites.

Zhang Xiaohui, 35, a civil servant, always ended up arguing with his wife about money.

"She buys every tiny article of daily use online, from an air conditioner to a small bar of soap," he complained.

"I even think she is affected with obsessive-compulsive disorder of on-line shopping," he stated.

The survey found that as many as 67 percent of post-80s claimed that they would never work overtime.

Benny, a clerk of a foreign-invested enterprise, said: "Just divide our monthly salary by working hours. We often forgot that many of us work more than just the regular hours.

"It's easy to stay half an hour or an hour late per day. Not to mention the crunch times at the end of projects. We work overtime. And for most of us that time is not compensated in money," she revealed.

Post-70s, on the contrary, tended to make the utmost possible effort to work well and obey the rule from their boss, showing their sense of duty and community.

When it came to love or marriage, post-90s and 80s appeared indifferent and prefer to pursue real feelings than marriage.

And 51 percent of post-90s said it's good to have their first kiss during their secondary school days and 61 percent of post-80s deemed that it was always a good idea to hold a ceremony for getting divorced as well.

Mrs Wang, 30, was determined to end her one-year-and-seven-month marriage.

"My parents got into silly scrapes of unhappy marriage because they stuck to fogeyish traditions, such as civil union like their parents and next generation," she said.

But a 38-year-old surnamed Zhang did not agree: "You shouldn't regard such an important and sacred union as a trifling matter," he said.

The survey discovered that compared to the other groups, post-70s were less fond of public service but strongly wanted their children to get into that.

As many as 51 percent of post-80s showed more enthusiasm on service of intangible cultural heritage and helping the aged and disabled while post-90s were more apt to make donations. (ANI)

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