By: Jocylin FC, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
National Development Council on August 12 published the survey on the publics’ views on
the quality of their lives. They stated that 80% of the public are satisfied with their current living quality, 72% of the public are satisfied with their current work environment and labor conditions, and 70% of the public are content with their current financial status. Despite the improvements from last year surveys, many people are surprised by the numbers.
2015 survey of the quality of the general publics’ lives is 10% higher than the one conducted in 2014, yet the results spark controversies. Many data have proven that the economy in Taiwan is not doing well. The export has declined for 6 consecutive months, the GDP might fallen below 2% and the real wage has degenerated to the level of 15 years ago. National Federation of Independent Trade Unions (NFIDU) criticizes the survey, stating it is used as a tool of political manipulation for the 2016 election. [FULL STORY]