Young Chinese people have a stronger national identity and are more confident in the country's development than previously, according to a survey carried in China Youth Daily Tuesday.
Of 6,081 respondents, 92.9 percent think that the country has developed in a positive direction since its reform and opening up in 1978.
This is 3 percentage points higher than statistics from a similar survey conducted by the newspaper 20 years ago.
Meanwhile, 96.1 percent of those surveyed constantly feel proud of the country's achievements, while 93.5 said that if given another chance to choose their homeland, they would still choose China.
More than 73.4 percent of the participants in this year's survey, conducted by China Youth Daily and the official microblog of the Communist Youth League of China between Nov. 20 and 28, were born between 1990 and 2000.