By comparison, only 23 percent of Americans surveyed said they were satisfied with the country's direction and only 20 percent said the U.S. economy was good.
Russians were the third most-satisfied people with their country's direction, at 54 percent.
Except for Spain, which placed fourth at 50 percent, the peoples of major European countries were far from content. Only about 3 in 10 British, French and Germans expressed satisfaction (IHT)."
I wonder whether they took the cultural factor into consideration when analyzing the survey result. Chinese generally has a stronger sense of "homeland" and that make them more likely to say yes to a question such as "Are you satisfied with where the country is heading?" I think this is more true in a face-to-face survey.
Here is a piece of evidence for Chinese's national pride, from the same article.
"Murphy said China's mobilization for the Games was something unimaginable in a Western country. "I cannot imagine London taxi drivers complying with instructions to wear uniforms and learn 100 words of Chinese for the 2012 Games," she said."