Almost half the respondents in a government survey believe unchecked corruption will lead to the death of the state and the Communist Party. Researchers from the State Commission for Restructuring Economy interviewed 2,000 families in 40 main cities about socio-economic issues. More than 46 per cent of those surveyed said the Chinese Communist Party and the country would fall apart if corruption continued to spread, and 31.2 per cent ranked corruption as one of the greatest threats to social stability. However, 56.2 per cent said they had confidence in the ongoing anti-corruption campaign. The survey also showed that most of those interviewed were optimistic about China's economic outlook. Other major areas of concern included poor quality of consumer goods, declining public order and social inequality, the China News Service quoted the survey as saying. Analysts said the poll indicated most Chinese still preferred a steady course to economic prosperity.