REACH poll: ‘Majority’ of Singaporeans show ‘support’ for PM Lee’s ‘National Conversation’
Posted by temasektimes on September 23, 2012
The ‘majority’ of Singaporeans are supportive of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s attempts to ‘engage’ them via the much publicized ‘National Conversation’, according to a telephone poll conducted by Singapore’s government feedback agency REACH.
REACH claimed that 98 percent of Singaporeans polled agree with PM Lee’s call for the Singapore of tomorrow to have a bigger heart.
97.9 per cent of respondents also agreed that it is important for Singapore to be our best home while some 90 per cent said they could relate to Prime Minister Lee’s vision of Singapore as a home with hope and heart.
86 per cent agreed that the Singapore conversation is an opportunity for Singaporeans to define the sort of Singapore they want and how it can be achieved.
The telephone poll, which involved 813 Singapore citizens aged 18 to 79, was conducted from August 29 to September 3.
Despite the statistics, there remain some Singaporeans who are skeptical about the ‘National Conversation’ which has drawn brickbats for the participants, many of whom are PAP members and supporters.