Different Under God
A Survey of Church-going Protestants
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
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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. ...
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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, ...
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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
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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
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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
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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 ). ...
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Results for Sections A, B, C, E, G and H
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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. ...
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Annex One: Questionnaire
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About the Authors
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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