Majority of Singaporeans optimistic about Smart Nation projects: Poll

Data shows slight dip in confidence, but 3 in 5 believe Govt can handle SingHealth data breach crisis

Of the 1,027 polled, just over half - or 53.4 per cent - said they are optimistic about Smart Nation initiatives for the next 12 months.
Of the 1,027 polled, just over half - or 53.4 per cent - said they are optimistic about Smart Nation initiatives for the next 12 months. PHOTO: REUTERS

The recent SingHealth data breach - Singapore's worst cyber attack to date - has somewhat dampened Singaporeans' optimism about the Smart Nation push.

But the majority are still confident about the authorities' ability to handle the crisis, a new survey by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) Social Lab found.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 26, 2018, with the headline 'Majority optimistic about Smart Nation projects: Poll'. Subscribe