Prudential launches Prudential relationship index 2017

Người Việt nhiều băn khoăn về sự ổn định tài chính

Người Việt nhiều băn khoăn về sự ổn định tài chính

Người Việt nhiều băn khoăn về sự ổn định tài chính
Người Việt nhiều băn khoăn về sự ổn định tài chính
  • 99% of Vietnamese parents worry about their children’s future
  • 62% believe that the time spent on smartphones has a negative impact on their dynamics with the family 

Ho Chi Minh City, January 06, 2017 - To gain a deeper understanding of personal relationships in the region, Prudential has launched the Prudential Relationship Index (PRI) for 2017, a year after its inaugural report last year. The study reveals insights on the key attributes of healthy relationships and how they could be disrupted by factors such as money and technology. 

This year, Vietnam moves to second place from first in 2016 among nine markets surveyed in Asia. It has a PRI score of 79/100, a four-point decrease from the previous year, indicating that relationships now fulfil 79% of people’s needs and expectations, leaving a 21% relationship gap. 

CEO of Prudential Vietnam Assurance Private Ltd, Mr. Stephen James Clark (Steve Clark) said, “We are happy to report that Vietnam continues to be among the top two markets in the region for relationship fulfilment according to the latest insights from the 2017 Prudential Relationship Index. Healthy relationships impact people’s happiness, longevity and well-being. This year’s PRI findings reveal the major factors contributing to relationship satisfaction in Vietnam, as well as areas in need of greater communication and progress such as health and financial security.”  

What is the key to relationship success in Vietnam?

While having easy-going and supportive partners continues to be important to Vietnamese, the survey reveals that humor plays a significant role in relationships. Finding a partner who makes you laugh or smile is the top attribute sought in partners in Vietnam, as mentioned by 66% of those surveyed. 

Couples who laugh together frequently have a score of 81/100, a nine-point lead compared to those who laugh together less often (72/100). Many women (43%) think they are the less funny one in their relationship, with nearly half of Vietnamese men (49%) saying they want their partners to be funnier.  

Technology affects negatively to relationships in Vietnam

People in Vietnam are increasingly conscious about the effect of technology on their lives and personal relationships. 62% believe that the time spent on smartphones has a negative impact on their dynamics with the family – the highest proportion across all the markets surveyed. 

Nearly half (46%) say their family spends too much time on the phone instead of talking to each other, while 40% of couples say they are often upset by their partner’s social media posts. 

Vietnamese people worry about their health…but not enough to exercise!

Health is another concern in Vietnam. When asked what they would like to change in their partners, 53% of people would like their partners to be healthier, followed by being more responsible (43%). 

60% of Vietnamese admit to worrying about their physical health when they are old, while 46% are concerned about staying mentally agile. More immediately, around one in three people (30%) believe their health will worsen in the coming five years. 

Despite the prevailing health concerns, only 26% of people in Vietnam say they are currently active in staying healthy. The PRI findings show that being healthy can benefit relationships, with most Vietnamese saying they enjoy doing health-related activities with their partners (60%), while around a third (31%) say they enjoy exercising with their children. Those who are actively maintaining their health have a relationship score of 84/100, compared to those are inactive (77/100). 

Topics that Vietnamese couples most argue about

According to the study, children are the leading cause for arguments between Vietnamese couples (62%) – the highest proportion recorded in the region, followed by money issues (51%).  In the PRI, 41% of parents say the cost of bringing up children has a big impact on their relationship. 

“The PRI 2017 shows that people in Vietnam are extremely concerned about the well-being of their children. Almost all Vietnamese parents (99%) worry about their children’s future, with 59% saying that supporting their children’s education is their top financial priority,” said Mr. Clark. “We understand that parents want the very best for their children. At Prudential, we provide comprehensive financial products and services that empower our customers in achieving their financial goals.” 

Vietnamese people worry about financial security

More than half of people in Vietnam (53%) are not confident they will have enough savings to live until the age of 80, while 60% say saving for retirement is their key financial priority – the highest-ranked goal in Vietnam.

According to the study, 82% of people expect to rely on their personal savings and assets to support themselves. Unlike most other markets in Asia, 44% of people in Vietnam expect their children to financially support them when they are old. However, 43% worry about becoming a burden to the family in old age – the highest proportion in the region. 

“Though Vietnamese people face significant financial and health pressure, the PRI 2017 shows that the majority are positive about the future, especially in terms of their family relationships (56%), love life (58%) and personal finances (58%)”, said Mr. Clark. “The findings detail the top-of-mind concerns in Vietnam, providing us with an in-depth understanding of our customers and the things that matter most to them – their personal relationships. These insights reinforce our commitment to enhancing our customers’ overall quality of life by providing products and services that directly address their needs, from health and medical to savings and life protection.”

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