Asia: What is Important in Life (I)

When the question “How is it important in your life” on the subjects like family, friends, leisure time, politics, work, religion and service to others is asked, 4 categorical answers are given: very important, rather important, not very important and not at all important. The graphs shown below here indicated how many percentage of people think it is “very important” and “rather important” on those subjects.

1. Family

People in Indonesia and Philipines top all the countries: 99.0% and 98.6% of them said that family is very important to them. However, it is a surprise to note that the strong Confucius influence country like China, Vietnam, Korea and Singapore has lower percentage of people think that family is very important to them. Why?

2. Friends

Friends, generally are not viewed as important as family. However, about 56.0% of Indonesians think that friend is very important to them, followed by Saudi Arabian (53.2%) and Japanese (48.1%). Only 20.4% and 21.8% of Chinese and Vietnamese respectively think friend is very important in their lives.

3. Leisure time

As many as 43.6% of Japanese think that leisure time is very important in their lives. Other highly industrialised countries like Singaporean (26.4%) and Korean (23.8%) think the same. However, only small minority people in China, Vietnam and Egypt think that leisure time is very important. Busy to earn livinghood i guess?

To be continued… part II 

Source: World Values Survey

1 Comment

  1. May 14, 2007 at 3:44 am

    […] May 14th, 2007 at 3:43 am (Statistic, Social, Asia) Continued from part I: […]


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