14 Sep '11, 4pm

30% of S'poreans are \\"cynics\\": study

SINGAPORE: A new study has shown that about a third of Singaporeans are "cynics" who do not trust politicians. The survey, conducted by the Institute of Policy Studies, covered nearly 1,100 Singaporeans, aged 21 and above. It was carried out in July and August last year, around nine months before the May general election. Compared to other liberal democracies like the US, which sees a higher percentage of cynics (47%-73%), researchers say the 30 per cent figure for Singapore is not huge. Still they say the ruling People's Action Party should be "worried". The study's definition of cynics include people who think they are often manipulated by politicians; politicians forgetting their election promises; and politicians who think having power is more important than catering to the people's wishes. In other words, cynics are unhappy with the person, rather than the system. How...

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