Environment, wages top concerns, survey shows

REGIONAL DIFFERENCE: People in northern Taiwan were most concerned with media reliability, while those in the south worried most about flooding and global warming

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 01, 2019
By: Chien Hui-ju and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Environmental issues, labor rights and salaries were listed as the public issues that receive the

National Applied Research Laboratories president Wang Yeong-her, left, and Science and Technology Policy Research and Information Center director-general Joung Yuh-jzer present a report about issues of concern to Taiwanese yesterday in Taipei.
Photo: Chien Hui-ju, Taipei Times

most attention, while people in different regions pay closer attention to different issues, a National Applied Research Laboratories survey released yesterday found.

The survey was the first conducted by the laboratories on the social issues about which Taiwanese are most concerned, Science and Technology Policy Research and Information Center associate researcher Lin Pin-hua (林品華) told a news conference in Taipei.

Environmental affairs were listed as the top concern by 15 percent of respondents, followed by labor rights and wages (12 percent), food safety (11 percent), public disasters (10 percent) and energy (10 percent), she said.

People are concerned about environmental issues, such as reducing trash production and recycling, and they hope to promote policies to help middle-aged and older people return to workplace, the survey found.    [FULL  STORY]

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