1 in 5 Hong Kong families unhappy, with mothers suffering more: survey

Survey finds 81.1 per cent of 1,633 people interviewed scored six and above on family happiness, but overall index of 6.98 is lowest since 2019.

One in five Hong Kong families felt unhappy, with mothers suffering more than fathers, while the overall happiness index of households dropped this year because of the city’s fifth Covid-19 wave, a survey revealed on Thursday.

The survey, launched by the happiness advocacy platform HK.WeCARE of Wofoo Social Enterprises and Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation, interviewed a total of 1,633 people via online questionnaires between March and April this year, and found 81.1 per cent of them scored six and above on a scale of zero to 10 on family happiness.