42% of Singaporeans Want to Migrate

Although Singaporeans rated Safety (80%), Standard of Education (69%) and the Economy (68%) in Singapore as Good/Excellent, 42% of Singaporeans will still choose to Migrate outside of Singapore if given the chance.

An online Ipsos and SSI study conducted among 1,050 Singaporeans to understand what Values and Ideals Singaporeans believe is important to Singapore as a country, found that over half of Singaporeans choose Honest & Transparent Government (72%), Safety (67%), Be Just & Fair to All (59%) and Being Progressive (52%) as the key values. This is the second part of a larger study that attempts to understand what truly defines – and what it truly means – to be Singaporean.

 

When it comes to Safety, significantly more Singaporean women (73%) than men (61%) believe it to be an important value for Singapore to have. While 22% of Singaporeans listed Freedom of Speech as important, amongst those significantly younger Singaporeans aged 18-29yo (30%) listed it as important. Freedom of Religion was significantly more important to older Singaporeans aged 60-69 years old (35%). Interestingly, older Singaporeans (38%) aged 50-59 years old believed that Singapore needs to Be More Socially & Environmentally Conscious.

 

Although Singaporeans rated Safety (80%), Standard of Education (69%) and the Economy (68%) in Singapore as Good/Excellent, many felt there were still areas of improvement especially when it came to Caring for the less fortunate (25% stated needs improvement), Ease of starting new Business (23% stated needs improvement) and Freedom of Speech (35% stated needs improvement). Almost 50% of Singaporeans believe that Cost of Living is an area which requires improvement.

 

  • Despite many services being rated as good/excellent, 42% of Singaporeans will still choose to migrate if given the chance.
  • Although 74% of Singaporeans rated the Standard of Education here as good/excellent, 56% would still encourage their children to study outside of Singapore.
  • When looking to the Future of Singapore, almost half (45%) are optimistic and half (45%) are concerned about its future.

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