By: Chen Chi-chung and William Yen
Taipei, April 4 (CNA) Just over 75 percent of children in Taiwan are satisfied with their lives, but the percentage is below the global average, according to the results of a survey released by a non-profit child welfare organization on Thursday, International Children’s Day.
In the Child Welfare League Foundation (CWLF) survey, 75.8 percent of Taiwan’s children in the age category of roughly 11-14 rated their subjective life satisfaction higher than 60 on a scale of 0-100.
The world average, however, is 87.5 percent, as was found in a survey of students in a similar age range that was conducted by the World Health Organization in 2016.
According to the CWLF poll, 13.9 percent of children in Taiwan are very lonely, 10.3 percent think they lack companionship from their parents, and 37.6 can sit down for a meal with their parents no more than four days per week. [FULL STORY]