Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Việt Nam ranks first out of 10 Asian countries surveyed in relationship satisfaction, according to the inaugural Prudential Relationship Index, the first of its kind in Asia, which was released in HCM City on Wednesday.
The score for Việt Nam, taking into account all relationships, not only spousal, is 83/100. It means in Việt Nam people’s primary relationships fulfil 83 per cent of their desired relationship needs on average.
The survey lists the keys to a good relationship - being easy to get along with (77 per cent), being fun (71 per cent), having similar lifestyles (65 per cent), respecting individuality (63 per cent) and having compatible personalities (61 per cent).
Vietnamese have fewer arguments with their spouses than in any other country. More than anywhere else, husbands and wives join hands to resolve financial issues.
Up to 79 per cent of married Vietnamese have joint bank accounts.
The digital technology revolution has greatly affected to relationships in Việt Nam, with couples and even parents preferring their mobile phones rather than talking to family members.
Thirty two per cent of Vietnamese couples said one of the reasons for arguments is their partners spending too much time on mobile phones and computers.
Vietnamese are likely to have better relationships with their children than with parents or friends, and score 58/100, the second highest in Asia.
The average relationship score for adults and their parents is 52/100. With best friends, it is 49/100.
In Asia, Vietnamese parents most want to enjoy the companionship of their children, with 97 per cent thinking that frequent interaction is one of the most importance aspects in an ideal relationship with children.
They are less likely to get angry with their children than parents in other countries.
The index surveyed 5,000 respondents aged 25 to 55 in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Việt Nam in July.
In Việt Nam, 500 were polled.
But Phương Tiến Minh, CMO of Prudential Vietnam, said despite ranking high in relationship fulfilment, in Việt Nam “gaps are also present in the level of relationship satisfaction, with family demands, financial uncertainty and technology causing rising tension and stress.” — VNS