It will come as no surprise that in the eyes of Beijingers, the real estate industry in China has the lowest credibility.
The School of Statistics at the Capital University of Economics and Business issued the ‘Eight Major Indexes of the Social Survey of Beijing in 2008.’ This was the third year running for this survey. The aim is to demonstrate the socio-psychological state of Beijing citizens.
The eight major indexes of the survey are: ‘social credibility,’ ‘social harmony,’ ‘citizens’ sense of security,’ ‘satisfaction with public services,’ ‘confidence in government honesty,’ ‘resources conservation,’ ‘citizens’ feelings about their living environment’ and ‘citizens’ sense of happiness.’
Among them, the ‘social credibility index’ in 2008 displayed a curve from high to low and corporate credibility decreased considerably.
According to statistics from the survey, the citizens’ degree of satisfaction toward government and enterprises increased a great deal, reaching 88.7 and 79.1 respectively.
The high ranking was due to government and enterprises’ outstanding performances in coping with the frost disasters in southern China during the early 2008, their preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, as well as their meticulous relief efforts after the Wenchuan earthquake.
However, the Sanlu milk powder incident dealt a huge blow to the public. 78.2% surveyed believed the negative impact of the Sanlu milk powder incident to be very severe or extremely severe, causing all credibility indexes of the November survey to decrease.
Following the Sanlu milk powder incident, the credibility of the food industry ranks second to last. But the credibility of the housing industry is the lowest.
The government’s credibility ranking continues to remain above corporate and individual credibility.
Source: English People’s Daily Online
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