|Seventy percent of families in China feel that they are happy, according to a recent survey by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing Morning Post reported.
|The Well-being Survey Report of Chinese Families has found that health of family members and amity with neighbors are the two factors that most contribute to happiness, suggesting a sense of security is a most important ingredient in a family's well-being.
|Unsurprisingly, good parent-child relationships and successful relationships with in-laws were main contributing factors to overall well-being, as opposed to income, the report said.
|People aged between 30 and 34 showed the highest level of family satisfaction, followed by people younger than 29. Those over 35 had the lowest overall satisfaction with their family situation.
The survey noted that consultations on parent-child relationships, marriage consultations, and babysitting were the most needed family services.
(China.org.cn December 28, 2011)