IPS Perception of Policies in Singapore (POPS) Survey

POPS, which stands for Perception of Policies in Singapore, is a series of short surveys on issues of public interest conducted by the Institute of Policy Studies. It seeks to provide timely snap-shots of how stakeholders are affected, would be affected by, or perceive the impact of the policy area being investigated.

  • POPS (9): IPS Survey on the Presidential Election (December 2017) was conducted among 2,000 citizens of voting age, recruited though randomly selected landline telephone numbers, to gauge the national sentiment about the outcome of the election. An additional 500 interviews were conducted among racial minorities to confirm that we received a fair representation of the views in the primary sample.
  • POPS (8): IPS Post-Election Survey 2015 (September 2015) was conducted after the 11 September 2015 General Election in Singapore to examine voter attitudes. The survey is similar to the one conducted by IPS after the 6 May 2006 and 7 May 2011 general elections and provides a comparison of findings across the three surveys. The findings of POPS (8) were launched on 4 November 2015 at the IPS Post-Election Conference.
  • POPS (7): Perceptions of the Marriage & Parenthood Package 2013 (July 2015) was undertaken to examine the attitudes of married Singaporeans towards the government’s various Marriage & Parenthood (M&P) measures as they existed in January 2013, in view of Singapore’s constant low fertility levels. Conducted from July to September 2014, the POPS (7) survey polled 2,000 married Singapore citizens and permanent residents (the resident population) aged 21 to 49 years to investigate the adequacy of the M&P Package. The survey looked into whether the respondents were aware of the M&P measures, and whether they felt the measures were conducive to their own and other Singaporean couples’ future child-bearing decision. POPS (7) builds on the IPS Perceptions of Policies in Singapore POPS (2) survey, which was conducted in 2009 on perceptions and attitudes towards the Marriage & Parenthood Package 2008.
  • POPS (6): Perceptions of Singles on Marriage and Having Children (August 2012) was commissioned by the Institute of Policy Studies to understand the attitudes and perceptions of single Singaporean residents towards marriage, family and parenthood, including their perspectives on pre-marital co-habitation and having children out-of-wedlock. A total of 2,000 Singapore citizens and permanent residents who have never married, aged 21–39 years, were interviewed.
  • POPS (5): The IPS Presidential Election Survey 2011 (September 2011) was conducted after the election was held on 27 August. The findings which were launched in November 2011 provide insights into how voters understood the role of Singapore’s elected presidency, what forms of media shaped their vote, and how they assessed the election process and its outcome.
  • POPS (4): The IPS Post-Election Survey 2011 (May 2011) was conducted after the 7 May 2011 General Election in Singapore to examine voter attitudes. The survey is similar to the one conducted by IPS after the 2006 General Election and provides a comparison of findings between the two years. The findings of the 2011 survey were launched in June 2011.
  • POPS (3): Resilience in the Economic Crisis (December 2009) is a re-run of the POPS (1) survey, which was first conducted in February 2009 to examine how Singapore residents were coping with the economic recession at the time.
  • POPS (2): Survey on Marriage and Parenthood (M&P) Package 2008 (September 2009) examines the attitudes of Singaporeans towards the 2008 M&P package measures in view of the country’s constant low fertility levels.
  • POPS (1): Resilience in Economic Crisis (February 2009) was conducted between 16 to 26 February 2009, shortly after the Government Budget was announced.

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