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More nationality-based prejudice than before, IPS survey finds

Published on Jan 28, 2014 1:37 PM
 
Pedestrians crossing Paterson Road, at the junction of Orchard Road, between Wheelock Place and ION Orchard. There is a growing discomfort across nationalities, even as comfort levels across race and religion appear to have largely remained the same, a survey has found. -- ST FILE PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW

There is a growing discomfort across nationalities, even as comfort levels across race and religion appear to have largely remained the same, a survey has found.

Some 32.1 per cent of Singapore residents surveyed felt that prejudice based on nationality has become more widespread now compared to five years ago, and this is more so than the increase in other types of prejudices such as race, age or religion.

When it came to racial prejudice, 16 per cent felt that it has grown over the past five years, while 46.8 per cent of those surveyed found that it has not changed.

These were the findings of the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) which surveyed over 4,000 Singapore residents in a large-scale study of race, language and religion here.

 
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