Over 70 pct people willing to work in startups: survey

Updated 2017-09-27 14:00:52 Xinhua

A total of 72.5 percent of young people say they are willing to work in startup companies, according to a survey Wednesday.

The China Youth Daily surveyed 12,119 respondents, with 63.3 percent born in the 1990s and 31.7 born in the 1980s.

The top three reasons for joining startups were more experience, a better working atmosphere and quicker promotion, followed by the obtaining stock rights and a higher income.

In the last five years, creating businesses has become a popular choice for young people in China.

A total of 92.5 percent of those surveyed said that innovative businesses had changed their lives, and 66.8 percent said that starting an enterprise was important toward achieving their life goals.

More than 50 percent said that China provided a better atmosphere for business startups, and 60.7 percent people said they would like to try to start up a business.

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