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#YKA October: Hot Property: Singaporeans Upbeat About House Prices and Home Sharing

November 17th, 2017 Posted in Monthly Community Sentiment Singapore (YKA)

For months, Singaporeans have been gripped by a series of high profile en bloc sales. With residents cashing in on collective sales, we find out what the wider property outlook is amongst Singaporeans in October’s issue of YKA.

We also measured early public sentiment towards the new Singapore President and reveal how younger Singaporeans increasingly rely on their smartphone apps for a variety of day to day needs.

YKA - October 2017

#YKA September: PM Lee Calls It Right – Government Is Paying A Price for Reserved Presidency

October 13th, 2017 Posted in Monthly Community Sentiment Singapore (YKA)

It seems PM Lee’s prediction that the Government might suffer because of the reserved election was indeed prescient. Speaking in September, the PM said ‘Did I know that this subject would be a difficult one? That it would be unpopular and would cost us votes? Yes, I knew. If I do not know that these are sensitive matters, I cannot be in politics.’

YKA polling results from September show across the board declines for the PAP Government. Community satisfaction slipped six percentage points from 76% to 70% while the Blackbox Government Satisfaction Index (GSI) dropped 3 points to 79. Government numbers for the month fell across 15 areas (out of 21).

This month’s YKA also shines a light on up and coming Chinese tech brands and why they are a hit with Singapore youth.

YKA - September 2017

Nearly half of Singapore is dissatisfied with the thoroughness of cleaning at hawker centres and coffeeshops

October 13th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

Our survey, commissioned by the Institute of Policy Studies, found that nearly half of Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PRs) are dissatisfied with the thoroughness of cleaning at hawker centres and coffeeshops.

Public satisfaction with the general level of cleanliness at food outlets is relatively low at 69 per cent as compared to the cleanliness of public transport which scored 93 per cent in approvals. Among food outlets, hawker centres fared the worst at 60 per cent while air-conditioned food courts scored far highest at 87 per cent.

Read more in TODAY’s story here.

#YKA August: Singaporeans Taking The North Korea Crisis Seriously

September 19th, 2017 Posted in Monthly Community Sentiment Singapore (YKA)

YKA in August reveals that about 9 in 10 Singaporeans have been keeping up with news of the escalating tensions between North Korea and the US with nearly half believing that both countries are likely to go to war.

We also look at this year’s National Day Parade and the increasing presence of drones in everyday lives.

Read on below to find out more and see the latest Singapore Government Satisfaction Index for August 2017.

YKA - August 2017

NDR Speech 2017: Catch Up Nation?

August 22nd, 2017 Posted in Blackbox in the Media

Yahoo published findings from a Blackbox study conducted amongst 500 Singaporeans to find out their perspectives on Prime Minister Lee’s National Day Rally speech this year.

The Smart Nation segment was viewed as the highlight by 40 per cent of Singaporeans, followed by diabetes at 34 per cent and preschools at 12 per cent.

The integrated national sensor network, the “eat less and healthily” message and the new centralised training institute for preschool teachers were singled as the most relevant messages within their respective themes.

#YKA July: 3 in 4 Singaporeans Say Singapore Will Be Cashless by 2030

August 15th, 2017 Posted in Monthly Community Sentiment Singapore (YKA) , Uncategorized

Our latest YKA findings reveal that Singaporeans are beginning to embrace digital payments in a big way.

We also shed light on Singapore’s take on the “Small States should act as Small States” debate and the Pink Dot Rally 2017.

YKA - July 2017

Blackbox survey shows that 86 percent of online shoppers will likely purchase from Amazon’s new local app

July 30th, 2017 Posted in Blackbox in the Media

Blackbox’s survey on Amazon and other key players in the Singapore e-commerce landscape was revisited by TechinAsia. Commenting on the competition between Amazon and Alibaba-backed Lazada, Blackbox Managing Director David Black said, “It is a West meets East crossroads so other big global players will also be looking closely to see if the Amazon bandwagon can be halted by a Chinese giant with genuine global aspirations. It really is a fight for the future.”

#YKA June – Singaporeans’ Take on the OBOR Initiative

July 21st, 2017 Posted in Monthly Community Sentiment Singapore (YKA)

In June, YKA shone a light on China’s One Belt, One Road push.

We also look at recent scandals surrounding local charities and reveal how the most recent MRT breakdowns are impacting on public transport ratings for the Government.

YKA - June 2017

Lee Family Dispute Survey Results in the News

July 3rd, 2017 Posted in Blackbox in the Media

Findings from a Blackbox study conducted regarding the Oxley Road issue were reported in various Singapore and international media outlets including South China Morning Post, Yahoo News and TODAY.

#YKA May – Singaporeans Keen on Car-Free Orchard Road

June 20th, 2017 Posted in Monthly Community Sentiment Singapore (YKA)

Nearly half of all Singaporeans polled feel that making Orchard Road a car-free space can help wake the sleepy shopping street from its slumber.

Congested traffic aside, what are some of the reasons for the declining popularity of Singapore’s most famed shopping paradise?

Read on below to find out more and see the latest Singapore Government Satisfaction Index for May 2017.

YKA - May 2017