New report shows happiness in teens has risen but investigations show otherwise

Article: "Happiness in teens has risen" investigations show manipulated results

Source: SBS via Naver

The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family released a report claiming that happiness levels in the teen population have risen 5% in three years. Finding the reports unbelievable (according to a survey taken last year, Korean teens ranked last out of OECD countries in happiness levels), journalists investigated into the issue and found that the MOGEF manipulated the surveys to make the results seem positive.

Investigations found that the MOGEF cut back on the low income population and took a higher percentage of surveys from the mid to high income population, skewing the results from previous years.

1. [+11,281, -74] I knew it was too good to believe. I didn't even believe those results from the start.

2. [+8,325, -58] I pass by playgrounds these days and they're completely empty while academies are brimming with children. I'm worried that kids will forget what it even means to 'play' anymore.

3. [+894, -4] Just how unbelievable were the results that journalists had to investigate them themselves ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ A situation that makes you laugh and cry

4. [+823, -10] Even lying now to make the country's image more positive than it seems ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ what a joke

5. [+736, -9] There's no way that students are any happier ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

6. [+681, -9] Now this is what I call a true journalist, one who uncovers the truth

7. [+587, -10] I'm a high school student ㅋㅋ I'm not happy at all ㅋㅋ

8. [+478, -7] I wonder if there's even a way for teens in this country to be happy

9. [+447, -3] Really, we're resorting to messing with survey results now......

10. [+423, -5] You go to the playgrounds and all you see are the elderly exercising...