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Singapore scores better on Graciousness Index this year

Published on Jul 9, 2014 11:54 AM
 
A woman contemplates her purchase of coffee at Singapore Kindness Movement’s pop-up cafe outside One Raffles Place on 9 June 2014. The latest Graciousness Index on Wednesday gave Singapore a score of 55 this year, a slight recovery from 53 last year. The higher the index, the more gracious a society is. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The latest Graciousness Index on Wednesday gave Singapore a score of 55 this year, a slight recovery from 53 last year. The higher the index, the more gracious a society is.

The annual study, commissioned by the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM), polled 1,666 respondents last December and this January.

The higher score was mainly because of better ratings in the "experience" category - which is about people doing, receiving and witnessing gracious acts. Ratings in the "perception" category, which is about people's opinions of themselves and others, were similar to that last year.

 
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