The latest survey conducted among public officials shows 70 percent think they should make their property known to the public, and 21 percent do not agree.
Public officials and ordinary people from more than 10 province and cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin, were involved in the survey, according to the annual report on China's rule of law that was released by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
A total of 1,300 questionnaires were given out among cadres and 1,350 among the public. The valid returned questionnaires for each group numbered 1,137 and 1,138, respectively.
More than 81 percent of the general public believes officials should open their assets, and it is also widely recognized among the officials themselves.
The survey shows that the higher the officials' level, the more likely they are to believe they should open their assets to the public. More than 80 percent of officials at the provincial, ministerial, departmental or bureau levels support publicizing assets, while 64 percent at the section level (the lowest level of cadres) do not.