05 Jul '11, 6am

Are Singaporeans too self-centred? #reachsg

According to the third 'The State of Graciousness in Singapore' survey conducted by the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM), there is a significant gap between how Singaporeans' self-perception on how they performed when it comes to graciousness versus their perception on how fellow citizens fared. Of the 1,404 respondents polled, 43 per cent rated themselves high on graciousness, while only 15 per cent rated others likewise. More than 60 per cent agreed with the statement "It is not possible for Singapore to become a more gracious place due to the hectic and stressed lifestyle in Singapore", while only 38 per cent disagreed. Overall, 48 per cent felt the level of graciousness has not changed, 25 per cent felt it has improved, 8 per cent felt it has declined, and 18 per cent were unsure. Singaporeans also pointed to public transport, public spaces and public eating places as...

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