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Transport still a major bugbear: ST survey

Most say progress made in handling housing, health care, elderly, the poor

Published on Apr 19, 2014 6:36 AM
Commuters during the peak hour period at Raffles Place MRT station on Oct 7, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Three years on from the 2011 General Election, a Straits Times poll finds the Government's shifts in social policy have boosted confidence in its handling of housing, ageing, the poor and health-care issues.

But dissatisfaction over transport and foreign workers still simmers, with more than a quarter saying government performance in these two areas is now worse than in 2011.

When asked to name the Government's biggest achievement since the country last voted, 26 per cent said housing, pushing it to top spot. As for its worst failure, 45 per cent said transport.

Those are some key findings of a Straits Times survey of more than 500 citizens aged 21 and above. It was conducted by research firm Asia Insight shortly after the end of the Budget debate on March 5.

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