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7 in 10 support Budget measures, pioneer generation package: Reach survey

Published on Mar 19, 2014 3:14 PM
 
Seven in 10 Singaporeans surveyed in an annual post-Budget poll supported the initiatives announced in this year's Budget, including the pioneer generation package and increase in employer CPF contribution rates for older workers. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Seven in 10 Singaporeans surveyed in an annual post-Budget poll supported the initiatives announced in this year's Budget, including the pioneer generation package and increase in employer CPF contribution rates for older workers.

The two most well-supported announcements were the pioneer package, which 70 per cent agreed would ensure affordable healthcare for seniors aged 65 and up; and more subsidies for people with disabilities, which 73 per cent agreed would provide significant support for lower- and middle-income families.

The telephone poll of 946 randomly selected citizens, aged 20 and above, was held from Feb 24 to March 6 by Government feedback unit Reach. The sample was weighted so it would be representative of the national population in terms of age, gender and ethnicity.

About two thirds of respondents said the increase in employer CPF contribution rates for older workers was a step in the right direction.

 
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