Updated: 08/21/2014 01:33

6 in 10 Singapore residents feel current film and arts content regulations are balanced



6 in 10 Singapore residents feel current film and arts content regulations are balanced

Six in 10 Singapore residents feel that current film and arts content regulations are balanced, according to a poll by feedback agency, REACH, on public attitudes towards film and arts content regulation. 

1,500 Singapore residents aged 15 and older were surveyed in the poll, which was conducted earlier this year. 

About one in 5 (19%) felt the regulations were somewhat restrictive, while fewer than one in 10 (7%) felt that they were somewhat relaxed. 

When asked for the rationale behind their responses, those who felt that current regulations were too relaxed cited the need to protect the young from inappropriate content. 

On the other hand, those who felt that current regulations were too restrictive cited the need for content variety, and that audiences could decide for themselves what content was appropriate. 

The poll also found that younger respondents were more likely to view current regulations as somewhat restrictive - 27 per cent of respondents below 40 years of age held that view, as compared to 12 per cent of respondents above 40 years.

According to the poll, respondents with children were more likely to find regulations too relaxed, in comparison to those who did not have children. 

About 14 per cent of respondents with children felt regulations were somewhat restricted, in comparison to 27 per cent for respondents without children.

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