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Survey finds widespread tolerance of religious diversity here

Published on Jun 17, 2014 1:59 PM
 
A majority of people in Singapore believe that those of different religions in Singapore get along well, a survey by the Institute of Policy Studies found. -- ST PHOTO: FILE

SINGAPORE - Amid a worldwide trend of rising religiosity, harmony between people of different religions here remains strong, with a majority of people here believing that those of different religions in Singapore get along well, a survey by the Institute of Policy Studies found.

Keys to maintaining this peaceful state are the Government's policies on religion, and its role as arbiter of disputes, said the survey's lead researcher Mathew Mathews.

This is the third release of findings from a large-scale survey on race, religion and language by the think tank.

In these latest results, which measured self-reported perceptions on religion, 66.6 per cent of about 3,000 people polled agreed that those of different religions live in harmony here.

 
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