MediaCorp Survey: Only 10 Percent of Singaporeans Unhappy with the Government

Posted on Aug 15 2015 - 2:31pm by Redwire Singapore

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In a survey done by Blackbox Research and commissioned by MediaCorp, only 10 percent of people were found to have rated the Singapore government’s performance as “not so good or poor” since the 2011 General Election.

64 per cent said it was “good” or “very good”, 23 per cent felt it was “okay”.

The results were based on a survey of 2000 people who were eligible to vote.

The survey sample is representative of the national voting population across key demographics such as gender, age, ethnicity and housing.

Blackbox, a 14-year-old research company, says the study has a 2.5 percent margin of error.

Other notable findings of the survey include:

(1) 77 percent of voters polled felt the government has done a good, very good or excellent job of improving public bus services.

(2) 63 percent of those surveyed agreed that the government’s move to restrict the inflow of foreign workers in recent years, have helped Singaporeans to secure better jobs.

(3) 55 percent believe the government’s cooling measures have been effective in making the housing more affordable over the past two years.

(4) 56 percent agreed that the reason people are struggling with the cost of living was because of “unrealistic lifestyle ambitions and unnecessary consumer spending”.

(5) 79 per cent said the government had done well in three areas: Support for low-income households, improving the quality of life of Singaporeans and ensuring the availability of HDB flats for first time buyers

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You can read the full results of the survey here.

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