Reach survey finds support for liquor control

Reach survey finds support for liquor control
People drinking and hanging out at the Read Bridge at Clarke Quay.

For the survey, conducted from Jan 20 to Jan 26, 1,145 people were randomly interviewed over the phone to better understand Singapore residents' views towards the Bill.

Most people are aware of the new Liquor Control Bill and support the new restrictions that come with it.

This is according to a survey commissioned by Reach, an online engagement platform under the Government.

For the survery, conducted from Jan 20 to Jan 26, 1,145 people were randomly interviewed over the phone to better understand Singapore residents' views towards the Bill. Those surveyed were aged 15 and above and 41 per cent of respondents were male.

Among the different age groups, the smallest group was of those aged between 15 and 29. They made up close to a fifth of the sample size.

To ensure that every age group and gender was equally represented, the results were weighted based on national demographic statistics provided by the Department of Statistics and is demographically representative of the national population in terms of gender, age and race.

More females than males were in favour of the Bill, but both registered high levels of support. This is possibly due to the view that public drunkenness is a serious issue that needs to be addressed, and more so for the older generation, as reflected in the survey results.

Respondents' income levels did not amount to a significant difference, with the level of support ranging from 78 per cent to 85 per cent.

 


This article was first published on January 28, 2015.
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