Different Under God
A Survey of Church-going Protestants in Singapore
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute
This project would not have been possible without the support of different institutions and individuals. We are grateful to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in particular to Dr Wilhelm Hofmeister, for supporting and funding this project. ...
1. This survey is an attempt to tell a story of a complex community. It is a story of a community with very different members, many of whom come from different socio-economic backgrounds, sharing the same faith. As it is in many cases, the diversity within faith communities is often obscured, ...
11. This survey has two objectives. It seeks to understand the economic, social and cultural profiles of Protestant church-goers in Singapore. It also seeks to understand their attitudes toward certain public and social issues such as money and finance, politics, sex and sexuality, ...
Findings, Analyses and Conclusions
41. The Protestant Christian community is a predominantly middle class community (Clammer 1978; Sng and You 1982). The Singapore middle class is, however, neither homogeneous nor static, and so too the case of the Protestant Christian community. ...
Methodology and Definitions
61. The survey was administered to members of mainline denominations — namely the Anglican, Methodist and Bible-Presbyterian churches, as well as independent churches and megachurches. ...
Demographics of Respondents
75. Respondents who identified themselves as “Chinese” made up 95.1 per cent, “Malay” 0.1 per cent, “Indian” 2 .8 per cent, “Eurasian” 0.3 per cent, and “Others” 1.8 per cent (see Figure 2 ). ...
Results for Sections A, B, C, E, G and H
81. The questions in this section seek to define social differentiation in both socio-economic and cultural terms. Socio-economic variables include factors such as income levels and housing. Cultural variables include factors such as educational levels and language used at home. ...
Annex One: Questionnaire
About the Authors
Terence Chong is a sociologist and Senior Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. His research interests include cultural policy, religion, and civil society. ...
Publication Year: 2012
OCLC Number: 850095072
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