CNA poll: Only 31 percent of Singaporeans believe the next generation will have a better future
Posted by temasektimes on September 16, 2012
When Education Minister Heng Swee Keat asked the audience of some 20 people during the first session of the ‘Singapore Conversation’ aired on Friday if they believe the next generation will have a better future, about 70 percent agree which prompted him to describe it as an ‘encouraging’ sign:
“I’m actually quite optimistic when I hear from all of you. When you talk about values, many of you have expressed aspirations about the Singapore that you want,” he said.
However, an online poll conducted by Channel News Asia at the same time reveals the opposite:
Netizens have pointed out that a number of people in the audience are PAP members including one American new citizen who is often spotted at PAP events.
It is not known how the participants are selected for the ‘Singapore Conversation’ which certainly does not reflect the prevailing sentiments on the ground.