04 Apr '11, 10am

One in two young Singaporeans strongly rooted, says survey

SINGAPORE: One in two young Singaporeans have little intention of moving overseas. They are rooted by strong family ties, national pride, and have confidence in the country's economic future. This finding emerged from a study conducted by the Institute of Policy Studies, involving more more than 2,013 Singaporeans between 19 and 30 years old. The respondents were interviewed in door-to-door surveys over three months, from December 2009 to March 2010. Friends, family and home ownership are the main reasons identified by young Singaporeans when asked what keeps them rooted to the country. The respondents were asked to pick the reasons from 26 items such as quality of life, finance and career, social bonding and well-being and socio-political considerations. When Channel NewsAsia took to the streets, many cited similar considerations. "I don't think I'm moving out of Singapor...

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