86
May
85
Jun

Government Satisfaction Index

76
May
76
Jun

Community Satisfaction

66
May
63
Jun

Personal Finances

64
May
62
Jun

National Economy

86
May
85
Jun

Government Satisfaction Index

76
May
76
Jun

Community Satisfaction

66
May
63
Jun

Personal Finances

64
May
62
Jun

National Economy

24/07/2020
Politics, Society, Singapore, Featured

The Psychic Effects of COVID19 Lockdown

While most news coverage has focused on dangers of COVID-19 to our health and safety, the emotional strain the crisis places on us is only now being acknowledged. In this issue of YKA, we look at the mental well- being of Singaporeans during both the Circuit Breaker period and Phase 1. According to our tracker study, more than…

While most news coverage has focused on dangers of COVID-19 to our health and safety, the emotional strain the crisis places on us is only now being acknowledged. In this issue of YKA, we look at the mental well- being of Singaporeans during both the Circuit Breaker period and Phase 1.


According to our tracker study, more than 1 in 2 Singaporeans (53%) expressed the view that the COVID-19 outbreak has adversely impacted their mental health. Amongst this group, more than 8 in 10 reported a heightened level of edginess, anxiety or nerves, while 6 in 10 claimed they have experienced episodes of panic or fear “attacks”.


When probed deeper, Singaporeans shared that immediate concerns relating to job security and personal finances were most troubling them, with 31% selecting such insecurities as the main cause of severe impact on their mental health. The deteriorating state of the economy was also marked as severely distressing by 24% of Singaporeans.

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24/07/2020
Politics, Society, Singapore, Featured

GE2020: First Time Voters

How different were first time voters in GE 2020? Voting for the first time, this group of young Singaporeans, also known as Gen Zs (21-24 years old), demonstrated some major differences compared to their older counterparts. Below are three findings our campaign polling uncovered: 1. Gen Zs relied heavily on social media, not mainstream broadcast channels…

How different were first time voters in GE 2020? Voting for the first time, this group of young Singaporeans, also known as Gen Zs (21-24 years old), demonstrated some major differences compared to their older counterparts. Below are three findings our campaign polling uncovered:

1. Gen Zs relied heavily on social media, not mainstream broadcast channels

While 30% of Singaporean voters got their election news from social media, Gen Zs were disproportionately represented (53% did). This stands out in stark comparison to broadcast media, TV and radio – only 9% of Gen Zs relied on these channels for election news.


2. More choice in the political scene wanted

When asked whether having more choice for voters is good for Singapore, Gen Zs overwhelming replied in the affirmative with 3 in 4 in agreement, 17% more than baby boomers (voters aged 60 and above).

3. More concerned about jobs and unemployment than Baby Boomers

Gen Zs displayed a different set of perspective on bread and butter issues. While they are less concerned about rising cost of living (13% below Baby Boomers), they are more concerned about jobs and unemployment (9% more than Baby Boomers).


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24/07/2020
Politics, Society, Singapore, Featured

GE2020: The Highlights

Now that GE 2020 is done and dusted, we look back and reflect on the top stories that defined this political event of the year. Without doubt, GE 2020 captured the attention of Singaporeans in July. An overwhelming majority tuned in to the events leading up to election day, with 86% of voters claiming they devoted much…

Now that GE 2020 is done and dusted, we look back and reflect on the top stories that defined this political event of the year.

Without doubt, GE 2020 captured the attention of Singaporeans in July. An overwhelming majority tuned in to the events leading up to election day, with 86% of voters claiming they devoted much thought to the issues on hand, while 83% followed the news of various candidates closely.


In terms of headlines, the “loudest” incident that grabbed the attention of Singaporeans was PAP candidate Ivan Lim’s withdrawal (32%). This story narrowly edged out Lee Hsien Yang’s decision to support the PSP (31%). In third place was political newcomer Jamus Lim’s performance during the English language TV debate, which was selected by 28% of voters.


During the same TV debate, Dr Chee Soon Juan’s claim about the Government’s alleged plan for a 10 million population growth target was selected as a top story amongst 24% of Singaporeans. Finally, respondents selected DPM Heng Swee Keat’s now infamous ‘East Coast’ speech on nomination day (23%) as a top story of GE 2020.

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24/07/2020
Society, Top News Stories

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

The COVID-19 situation continues to dominate headlines in June in Singapore and other parts of the world. Singaporeans are also concerned as the nation heads for worst recession since independence.

The COVID-19 situation continues to dominate headlines in June in Singapore and other parts of the world. Singaporeans are also concerned as the nation heads for worst recession since independence.


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24/07/2020
Society, Govt Satisfaction Index

Government Satisfaction Index (GSI): June 2020

 Satisfaction with cost of living saw the greatest drop of 4 points in June, followed by salaries and wages which dropped 3 points. YOY, CPF is now up 10 points.

 Satisfaction with cost of living saw the greatest drop of 4 points in June, followed by salaries and wages which dropped 3 points. YOY, CPF is now up 10 points.


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