Getting rich ranks low for Singaporeans

SINGAPORE - Contrary to popular belief, many Singaporeans do not consider the accumulation of wealth to be among their top values - it is actually one of the least significant. Instead, filial piety, as well as safety and security for their families, is tops for many here.

These were among the findings released on Aug 25 from a survey conducted as part of the Our Singapore Conversation and done jointly with the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS).

Researchers said that, while Singaporeans may consider certain values more important than others, this might not be the case in practice because many people could be bound by challenges due to their circumstances. The survey involved door-to-door interviews with 4,000 Singaporeans.

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