A new survey conducted by the China Youth Daily and wenjuan.com has found that 54.7% of respondents could accept children taking their mother’s surname, reports China Youth Daily.
Of the 2,032 respondents, men accounted for 48.5% and women accounted for 51.5%. 78.0% of the respondents had children.
Of those asked, 47.5% say they feel that children should bare their father’s surname. 54.7% of those asked say they’d be OK with children taking the mother’s surname. 23.2% disagree with changing the tradition.
16.5% of those asked say they would accept a concept where the surnames of parents are merged to create the child’s surname.
In the survey, 55.4% asked said they thought the surname of the child was a very important issue. Of those, 65.2% men thought the child’s name was important, which is significantly higher than the proportion of female respondents at 46.2%.
The same survey suggests 37.8% of those asked say they believe that many couples have had conflicts over the surname of children.
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily