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Perceptions of discrimination in the workplace Singapore 2019

According to a survey on racial and religious harmony in Singapore, 58.4 percent of respondents stated that they had never felt discriminated against when seeking a promotion. By comparison, less respondents felt that they had never been discriminated against during the job application process or when seeking a promotion.

Singapore is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society, with citizens categorized into four main ethnic groups, known as CMIO: Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Others. Those categorized under the "Others" include Eurasians, Caucasians, Arabs, and Filipinos, among others. Those from an ethnic Chinese background make up the majority of the population in Singapore.

Share of respondents who felt racially discriminated against when at work in Singapore as of January 2019

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Survey time period

August 2018 to January 2019

Number of respondents

4,015 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

The question asked in the survey was as follows: "How often do you feel racially discriminated in these areas of your everyday life? - When at work."

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