Singaporean's polled on marriage and parenthood
A government snap poll of 106 Singaporeans showed many agree it's important for them to have children in order for Singaporeans to form the majority.
The poll was conducted by the government's feedback arm REACH - to find out Singaporeans' reactions to former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew's speech on marriage and parenthood.
The poll found that 88 per cent of respondents agree or strongly agree it's important for Singaporeans to have children as there will not be enough original citizens left to form the majority otherwise.
80 per cent agreed that bringing in migrants is a short term solution, and for the long term, Singaporeans must decide whether to replace themselves in the next generation.
About three in four respondents agreed it is important Singaporeans do not let new citizens and PRs decide the country's social ethos, social spirit and social norms.
Nearly half agreed the stark picture of a shrinking and ageing population has made them realise the need to change their mindsets regarding marriage and parenthood.
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