Most Singaporeans too reliant on cleaners, unwilling to pick up trash from the ground: Study

The third edition of the Public Cleanliness Satisfaction Survey conducted by SMU, polled 1,716 Singaporeans and permanent residents aged 21 and above. It found that an overwhelming majority of around 95 per cent of Singapore residents are keen on laws and enforcement when it comes to public hygiene in places such as childcare centres, eateries and malls. The survey, based on responses collected from last December to April, before the start of the circuit breaker, asked residents about their perceptions of public cleanliness and hygiene in Singapore. Both SMU Dean of Students and Professor of Sociology (Practice) Paulin Straughan, and NUS Senior Research Fellow Dr Mathew Mathews, who led the survey together, agreed that the ramping up of cleaning efforts due to the Covid-19 pandemic may have led to the increase in satisfaction levels.