80
Feb
82
Mar

Government Satisfaction Index

75
Feb
74
Mar

Community Satisfaction

66
Feb
63
Mar

Personal Finances

67
Feb
64
Mar

National Economy

80
Feb
82
Mar

Government Satisfaction Index

75
Feb
74
Mar

Community Satisfaction

66
Feb
63
Mar

Personal Finances

67
Feb
64
Mar

National Economy

26/05/2020
Business, Society, Singapore, Featured

COVID19 and Employment: Singaporeans Fear the Worst

COVID-19 has upended everything. As PM Lee puts it, COVID-19 is the challenge of this generation but is confident in Singaporeans’ resolve to overcome this crisis. In this issue of YKA, we asked Singaporeans to evaluate their prospects, should they lose their jobs tomorrow. This is now a reality for many. Predictably prudent, close to…

COVID-19 has upended everything. As PM Lee puts it, COVID-19 is the challenge of this generation but is confident in Singaporeans’ resolve to overcome this crisis.

In this issue of YKA, we asked Singaporeans to evaluate their prospects, should they lose their jobs tomorrow. This is now a reality for many.

Predictably prudent, close to 4-in-10 Singaporeans report they have enough savings to tide their family through the next three months while 40% say they will need to make lifestyle adjustments. Just under one on four (23%) say they will need immediate financial help from friends or the Government to get through the next three months.


As a reflection of the emerging economic realities, Singaporeans are similarly pessimistic about future employment prospects should they lose their job. Close to 1-in-2 Singaporeans (47%) are not confident of landing a new job paying close to what they earn now while only 28% of are confident of doing so. One in four (25%) are confident of getting a job but one that pays them less. However, Singaporeans under 40 years-old are much more confident finding a new job (34%), compared to their elderly counterparts (23%).


However, should the crisis last more than three months, 45% of Singaporeans do not think the two supplementary Budgets offer enough help to tide them through the crisis. So further support may be on the horizon before the next General election is called.

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26/05/2020
Business, Society, Singapore, Featured

COVID19: After This Crisis, All I Want to Do Is…

After a sustained period indoors, most Singaporeans are obviously looking forward to 1 June, the end of the Circuit Breaker period. Given the range of things we have all had to live without, we asked people which activities they are most looking forward to doing again? At the top of the list, 2-in-3 Singaporeans are…

After a sustained period indoors, most Singaporeans are obviously looking forward to 1 June, the end of the Circuit Breaker period. Given the range of things we have all had to live without, we asked people which activities they are most looking forward to doing again?

At the top of the list, 2-in-3 Singaporeans are simply looking forwards to leaving their homes and going outside even if we all face an extended period of compulsory facemasks and social distancing.


More than half (56%) of Singaporeans say they are looking forward to catching up with family and friends again, while 55% are eager to fulfil their wanderlust and travel overseas again, a desire that will relieve the airlines.

The fourth and fifth most anticipated activities are a reflection of the simple joys of a Singaporean lifestyle; we just want to dine out (54%) and head down to a mall again (53%).

P.S. Men seem more eager to send their kids back to school.

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26/05/2020
Business, Society, Singapore

COVID19:Upsides of Life at Home

The Circuit Breaker maybe keeping Singaporeans home, but it’s not necessarily keeping Singaporeans down. In this house- bound period, Singaporeans say they are adapting well to the changing circumstances. According to our latest YKA findings, 51% of Singaporeans are happy to spend more time with their family while more than 2-in-5 Singaporeans are using their…

The Circuit Breaker maybe keeping Singaporeans home, but it’s not necessarily keeping Singaporeans down. In this house- bound period, Singaporeans say they are adapting well to the changing circumstances.

According to our latest YKA findings, 51% of Singaporeans are happy to spend more time with their family while more than 2-in-5 Singaporeans are using their downtime during Circuit Breaker to clean up their households. A third claim they have learned how to cook their own meals.

In another sign of Singaporeans growing more accustomed to these turbulent times, many are relieved that they no longer need to take public transport during rush hour (53%). Looking your best is also not a priority – 47% are glad they do not have to put on formal office wear while 41% are happy to avoid the effort of grooming themselves or putting on makeup (41%).


At a personal level, 45% of Singaporeans are glad to be able to plan their own time better. And one of the unexpected perks of Circuit Breaker is the ability to take a nap whenever needed (44%), a luxury Singaporeans rarely get to enjoy in normal times.

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23/05/2020
Society, Govt Satisfaction Index

Government Satisfaction Index (GSI): April 2020

Circuit breaker life has impacted considerably on the GSI. With people stuck in doors, cost of living sentiment uncharacteristically improved 13 points in the month. Indeed all major economic metrics improved in the month, likely reflecting the fact that Singaporeans are focusing more on getting through to June 1 and how the Government is performing…

Circuit breaker life has impacted considerably on the GSI. With people stuck in doors, cost of living sentiment uncharacteristically improved 13 points in the month. Indeed all major economic metrics improved in the month, likely reflecting the fact that Singaporeans are focusing more on getting through to June 1 and how the Government is performing on COVID19 responses rather than other matters. The GSI rose 3 points in April.


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23/05/2020
Society, Top News Stories

Singapore’s Top 5 News Stories of the Month: April 2020

The COVID-19 situation continues to dominate headlines in April as Singaporeans paid most attention to news here and in other parts of the world, such as USA, Spain and Italy. Singaporeans are also following the COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia.

The COVID-19 situation continues to dominate headlines in April as Singaporeans paid most attention to news here and in other parts of the world, such as USA, Spain and Italy. Singaporeans are also following the COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia.


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