Full findings of racial harmony study released: 90% accept workmates of another race but...
More than 90 per cent of Singaporeans are comfortable with those of other races and religions in relationships in the public sphere, a survey on social harmony has found.
Respondents were asked separately about their level of comfort with a colleague, boss, employee and next-door- neighbour, if that person was of a different racial or religious group.
But the picture was different when it came to relationships with new citizens.The proportions of the 4,000 respondents who indicated comfort with, say, a new citizen from China or India who was a colleague or next-door-neighbour were lesser. These ranged from 74 percent to 87.6 percent.
These details were released during a forum on racial and religious harmony on Wednesday at The Grassroots Club, and come after initial findings from the survey by the Institute of Policy Studies and racial harmony advocacy group OnePeople.sg were announced in July.