Almost 64 percent Japanese give priority to 'spiritual fulfillment' over 'material richness', a new survey has revealed. The latest national livelihood survey released by the Cabinet Office showed that people who gave priority to material wealth fell 0.9 points to 30.1 percent. According to the Japan Times, the previous survey conducted in October 2011 showed that people who gave priority to spiritual fulfillment has increased by 2.6 points, and is the highest since the poll began in 1972. "Since the Great East Japan Earthquake (in March 2011) there has been an increased tendency among people to place importance on human bonds and relations with family members," a Cabinet Office official said. When the survey asked people where policy measures were needed the most, almost 66.5 percent cited 'the economy'. Almost 66.1 percent people said that they wanted social security services, such as health care and pensions, the report said. Asked what people wanted to focus on, almost 37.7 percent people said that they wanted to engage in 'leisure and recreational activities' followed by 'income' at 33.3 percent and 'assets and savings' at 32.2 percent, the report added.Source: ANI << Quality Measure for Stroke Care Evaluated by a Study Narrow Band Imaging With Colonoscopy Enables Distal Non-can... >> Recommended Reading Mental Health Boosted By Spirituality Regardless of Religion According to University of Missouri researchers, despite differences in rituals and beliefs among the world's major religions, spirituality often enhances individuals' health. READ MORE Theory of Brain Area Dealing With Spirituality Debunked Researchers from University of Missouri have debunked the "God spot" theory that there is one particular region of the brain that deals with spirituality. READ MORE Connection Between Brain Changes and Spirituality By observing patients prior to and post surgery to remove a brain tumour, a team of researchers have discovered anatomical changes in the brain that may be linked to spirituality. READ MORE More on The Effects of Spirituality in Alcoholics Anonymous on Alcohol Dependence It is well-known that Alcoholics Anonymous is a widely known 12-step program that can help individuals control their dependence on alcohol, and spirituality is a large part. READ MORE Benefits of Meditation / Meditation Therapy Meditation therapy is one of the best Alternative Therapies. It is a Mind-Body Medicine. READ MORE Meditation: Just For The Mind? We meditate to calm the mind and perceive inner self through spirituality. On the other hand, we also meditate to relieve stress and ease other lifestyle disorders. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Indian Medical Journals Drug Side Effects Calculator Drug Interaction Checker More News on: Benefits of Meditation / Meditation TherapyMeditation: Just For The Mind?