Polls: Two Sessions 2013

Source:Agencies Published: 2013-3-3 23:08:01

With the annual sessions of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) convening in Beijing on March 3 and March 5 respectively, people.com.cn launched a survey to explore people's expectations for the meetings, known as the "Two Sessions." Below are the results of its online survey, which drew responses from over 1 million people as of 8 am, March 1.


What do you think is the most pressing problem facing the country's income distribution system?

Salary growth lags behind GDP growth - 74.0 percent

The prevalence of "grey" income - 72.7 percent

Excessive salaries in monopoly industries - 66.9 percent

Excessive benefits enjoyed in only a small number of industries - 62.8 percent

Personal income taxes remain too high - 29.9 percent

Other - 1.3 percent


What changes do you expect the Two Sessions can bring to the country's medical care system?

Expansion of the medical care system to cover more rural residents and a wider variety of illnesses- 29.4 percent

Higher reimbursements for treatment costs - 23.2 percent

More community doctors who can offer in-home medical services - 11.0 percent

Access to healthcare for patients who have not contributed to their local medical care fund - 16.7 percent

Greater efficiency and convenience at State-owned hospitals - 16.2 percent

Establishment of more privately run hospitals - 3.2 percent


What social problem deserves the most discussion at the Two Sessions?

Inflation - 55.5 percent

Medical care - 47.9 percent

Social security (including housing, unemployment subsidies and pensions) - 47.7 percent

Income disparity - 46.7 percent

Food safety - 45.3 percent

Corruption - 43.5 percent

Housing affordability - 42.6 percent

Transportation - 20.0 percent

Legislature - 18.2 percent

Conflict, unfairness and discrimination within society - 17.4 percent

Ecological/environmental protection - 14.0 percent

National defense - 12.0 percent

Administrative reforms to government organs - 11.6 percent

Reforms to college entrance examinations - 10.3 percent

Urbanization - 8.4 percent

Children's legal rights - 8.2 percent

Internet management - 6.8 percent


Source: people.com.cn

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