Top social issues that Singaporeans cared about in 2023

As we step into the second quarter of 2024, we wanted to reflect on the core concerns of our society—issues that resonate deeply with the people. Our recent study offers a comprehensive snapshot of Singaporeans' social concerns in 2023. Through surveys with 1,028 Singaporean individuals aged 16 and above, conducted from February 28th to March 9th, 2024, we found mental health to be a prominent worry, with individuals actively safeguarding their well-being and that of their loved ones. The study also reveals a strong sense of empathy within the community, demonstrated through support for vulnerable groups and efforts to address various social causes, such as environmental sustainability, preservation of local businesses, and more.

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Fieldwork conducted from 28th February to 9th March 2024
Markets covered
Available in Singapore
15 questions
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N=1,028 Singaporeans


The following formats are available:

  • Tabulation (XLS)
  • Raw datafile (CSV or XLS)
  • Live Canvas Dashboard

Question samples
  • What were the most pressing social issues for Singaporeans in 2023?
  • To which causes did Singaporeans contribute donations in 2023?
  • Which causes did Singaporeans actively volunteer for in 2023?
  • Did the level of donations from Singaporeans increase or decrease in 2023 compared to 2022?
  • Did the level of volunteerism among Singaporeans increase or decrease in 2023 compared to 2022?
  • To what extent did Singaporeans deepen their understanding of mental health in 2023?
  • How proactive were Singaporeans in safeguarding their mental health in 2023?
  • To what extent did Singaporeans prioritize protecting the mental health of their loved ones in 2023?
  • What was the level of support among Singaporeans for local businesses in 2023?
  • Did Singaporeans take any steps to enhance their environmental friendliness in 2023?
  • What specific actions did Singaporeans undertake to become more environmentally friendly in 2023?

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