According to an Internet survey on the social networking in China, 80 percent of people said they have few real friends and 76 percent polled claimed more people tend to make friends for the purpose of personal interest.
The online survey, mainly targeting the post 70s and 80s generation, was jointly launched by the Chinese news portal Sina.com as well as minyi.net.cn, the social research center attached to China Youth Daily. Over 2,000 people took the poll.
The survey found that 99.6 percent respondents considered true friendship is fading, while 6.7 percent said they had no real friends. More...