Sep 05

Personal Values of Singaporeans

On July 23, 2015, the Institute of Policy Studies unveiled the recent findings of the personal values of Singaporeans. The survey was done from March to June of this year with 2,000 people. It was conducted by aAdvantage and Barrett Values Center.


Here are the top ten personal values in the eyes of our people:

  • Family: In the first survey done in 2012, family was number one on the list. Today, it is still the number one. This means that we value the family more than anything else in the world.
  • Responsibility: In 2012 survey, responsibility is number seven and this year, it jumped five notches and becomes number two.
  • Friendship: Friendship was second in 2012 but now it fell one place making it number three.


  • Happiness: In 2012, happiness is number four and it is still number four now. Happiness is consistent and that is a good thing.
  • Health: In 2012 survey, health is number three but this year, it fell to number five.
  • Caring: Caring was number five in the previous survey but now it is number six.
  • Honesty: Honesty was number six in 2012 survey but it is now at number seven.
  • Compassion: In 2012, compassion did not make it to the top ten but this time, Singaporeans are less self-centred placing the value at number eight.
  • Positive Attitude: Positive attitude is another newcomer. This simply means that we look to the future positively no matter the circumstances. Positive value is at number nine.
  • Respect: Respect made it to the top ten. In the previous survey, respect is at number 9.

These values make Singapore what it is today.


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