09 Oct '12, 3am

More than half of S'poreans would migrate if given a choice: Survey

More than half of S'poreans would migrate if given a choice: Survey

The New Paper Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012 SINGAPORE - In the anonymous freedom of surveys, away from the glare of the National Conversation, more than half of us apparently do not want to be here. A Mindshare survey carried out early this year found that 56 per cent of the 2,000-odd polled agreed or strongly agreed that, "given a choice, I would like to migrate". Migration specialist Brenda Yeoh, dean of the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, is not surprised and is hardly alarmed. "The percentage would be much higher than the reality of emigration (because) then, there is the reality check (of) resources and emotional ties to family. So it shouldn't send the nation into a massive panic about 50 per cent of our population disappearing," she says. Even so, there is a world of difference between actively wanting to be in Singapore, and simply b...

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