ROC the most optimistic about the future, says poll
TAIPEI — People in Taiwan are more optimistic than those in 16 other countries across the Asia-Pacific region about the state of the world for the next generation, according to a survey released Tuesday.
In terms of overall levels of well-being for the next generation, people in Taiwan (80.0) were the most optimistic, followed by Korea (71.8) and Hong Kong (69.3), according to MasterCard’s first Next Generation Well-Being Index.
The average score across the 17 countries surveyed was 55.6.
For the MasterCard index, 8,718 people aged 18-64 in 17 developed and emerging market countries across Asia-Pacific were asked about the outlook for the next generation, covering issues including gender and financial equality, the environment, health, work-life balance, stress, disease and crime.