Survey

1

How well do you know most of the neighbours on your floor/street?

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  • I know the names of everyone in their families, what they work as and which schools their kids attend
  • We are on first and last name basis
  • We are on first name basis
  • I don’t know their names, but will smile or say hi if we bump into each other
  • I don’t know anyone and nobody knows me
2

Which of the following best describes your neighbourhood?

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  • My neighbourhood has a lot of creative energy and a can-do spirit.
  • Many people in my neighbourhood are experts at something.
  • There are some people in my neighbourhood who are experts at something.
  • Most people in my neighbourhood are not experts at anything.
  • I do not know what most of the people in my neighbourhood are experts at.
3

With respect to neighbourhood issues, from illegal parking to misused facilities, which of the following have you done?

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Yes
7 of 7
Voted on an issue
6 of 7
Started or signed a petition to lobby for an issue
5 of 7
Reported on problems I see around me
4 of 7
Given feedback or ideas at a roadshow
3 of 7
Participated in a focus group session
2 of 7
Tried to solve an issue on my own
1 of 7
Tried to solve an issue with the help of neighbours and friends
No
4

There is an unused plot of land and your Residents’ or Neighbourhood Committee is planning to convert it into a gathering space. How do you see yourself best getting involved?

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  • I will organise a committee to bring neighbours together to develop and implement ideas for the space
  • I will take part in workshops where I can work with neighbours to develop ideas for the new space
  • I will give ideas and feedback for the space to the RC/NC
  • I will wait for the RC/NC to generate design options and vote for one of them
  • I don’t want to get involved at all
5

In the last scenario, I would be most willing to get involved when:

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  • I can see myself and/or my family using the space
  • I know of others in my neighbourhood who will benefit from having the space greatly
  • I can see that the space has not yet been designed
  • I feel the committee in charge will not serve the interests of myself and/or my community if I do not participate
  • I already know the people in my neighbourhood and trust that I can work with them
5

In the last scenario, I was not willing to get involved mostly because:

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  • I do not see myself and/or my family using the gathering space
  • I think that issues like this should be solely handled by the government
  • I feel that the RC/NC will serve the interests of myself and/or my community without my participation
  • I do not think what I say will matter or impact the final outcomes
  • I do not think I have anything useful to contribute
6

How do you feel about the following statements?

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7 of 7
I am not capable of solving the problems of my neighbourhood.
6 of 7
I am not responsible for solving the problems of my neighbourhood.
5 of 7
I can work together with my neighbours to solve the problems of my neighbourhood.
4 of 7
I can work together with government to solve the problems of my neighbourhood.
3 of 7
The government should focus on solving national issues rather than the problems in my neighbourhood.
2 of 7
The government can do more to solve some of the problems in my neighbourhood.
1 of 7
The government should solve all the problems of my neighbourhood.
:-D
Definitely
:-)
Somewhat
:-|
Maybe
:-(
Not So Much
:-⊂
Not At All
7

How confident are you about impacting the final outcome, regarding:

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neighbourhood issues (e.g. the redesign of the neighbourhood town centre)
national issues (e.g. the future land use of Singapore
8

What do you think is stopping you from having more influence?

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7 of 7
I feel that it will take a lot of time and effort to make a real impact.
6 of 7
I think everything is going fine and do not see a need for me to get involved.
5 of 7
I do not know enough people in my neighbourhood to make it happen.
4 of 7
I am not sure if what I want to do is legal.
3 of 7
I do not feel much ownership or belonging for my neighbourhood.
2 of 7
I do not know enough about the topic to contribute.
1 of 7
I am unsure if what I say will be seriously considered and impact the final decision.
:-D
Definitely
:-)
Somewhat
:-|
Maybe
:-(
Not So Much
:-⊂
Not At All
9

What would enable you to play a more active role regarding spaces in your neighbourhood?

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7 of 7
Having a better understanding of the issues at hand.
6 of 7
Having the support and approval of the authorities.
5 of 7
Having support and help from my neighbours.
4 of 7
Knowing that what I do will affect the outcome.
3 of 7
Being given the tools and resources to make things happen.
2 of 7
Knowing that I will not get in trouble with the law.
1 of 7
Having a more direct channel to communicate my concerns.
:-D
Definitely
:-)
Somewhat
:-|
Maybe
:-(
Not So Much
:-⊂
Not At All
10

How important is it for you to have a say in what happens to:

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your neighbourhood?
Singapore?

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