The Straits Times
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Published on Jan 03, 2013
 

Desire to marry and start families still strong

 
 

Despite Singapore's falling birth rate, a survey has found that a high proportion of Singaporeans who are single want to get married and have children.

A survey by the National Population and Talent Division released Thursday found that 83 per cent of single respondents wanted to get married, close to the 85 per cent who responded in a similar survey done in 2007.

The survey also found that 80 per cent of single respondents wanted to have two or more children, just slightly lower than the 84 per cent in the last survey.

Among married respondents, 84 per cent intended to have two or more children, similar to the 84 per cent in the 2007 survey.