Perception of entrepreneurship in China 2018

This statistic displays the results of a survey asking Chinese adults on their self-perceptions of entrepreneurship as of June 2018. During the survey period, 24.2 percent of respondents aged 18 to 64 years reported to believe that they are capable of starting a business with required skills and knowledge.

Self-perceptions of entrepreneurship in China as of June 2018

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Release date

January 2019



Survey time period

April to June, 2018

Number of respondents

2,000+ adults

Age group

18-64 years

Special properties

based on 2018 GEM adult population survey

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

Definitions of listed indicators according to the source:
- Perceived opportunities:
percentage of the population aged 18–64 years who see good opportunities to start a business in the area where they live;
- Perceived capabilities:
percentage of the population aged 18–64 years who believe they have the required skills and knowledge to start a business;
- Fear of failure:
percentage of the population aged 18-64 years perceiving good opportunities who indicate that fear of failure would prevent them from starting up a business;
- Knowing a startup entrepreneur: percentage of the 18-64 population who personally know someone who started a business in the past two years;
- Entrepreneurial intention:
percentage of the population aged 18–64 years (individuals involved in any stage of entrepreneurial activity excluded) who are latent entrepreneurs and intend to start a business within three years.

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