Malaysia Survey 2007: Trust in Individual

In Asian Barometer survey of Malaysia year 2007, the respondents were asked about their trust level in the different type of individuals:

Trust in individuals Great deal   Quite a lot   Not much   None  Cannot decide  
 Relatives   29.0 47.2 19.8 2.0 2.0
 Neighbors   11.3 54.8 29.2 2.5 2.1
 Other People   4.8 44.5 43.7 3.6 3.4
 Malays   10.8 52.0 29.2 3.0 4.9
 Chinese   4.5 41.2 42.1 7.6 4.4
 Indians   3.9 31.9 42.9 12.9 8.0
 Kadazans/Ibans   3.1 25.4 24.4 6.0 38.5

In general, the high level of trust goes in the order such as the list below:

Trust in individuals High Trust   Low Trust  
 Relatives   76.2 21.8
 Neighbors   66.1 31.7
 Malays   62.8 32.2
 Other People   49.3 47.3
 Chinese   45.7 49.7
 Indians   35.8 55.8
 Kadazans/Ibans   28.5 30.4

On the other note…
* 4.8% agreed that “most people can be trusted”.
* 93.4% agreed that one “must be very careful in dealing with other people”.

Source: Asian Barometer – Bridget Welsh, Ibrahim Suffian, and Andrew Aeria. 2007. Malaysia Country Report. Second Wave of Asian Barometer Survey

Malaysia Survey 2007: Trust in Political Institutions

In Asian Barometer Survey conducted in Malaysia year 2007, the respondents were asked about their trust in the following political institutions:

Political institutions Great deal   Quite a lot   Not much   None  Cannot decide  
 Prime Minister   28.7 47.1 15.8 3.8 3.5
 Judiciary   19.3 44.1 24.2 5.7 5.9
 Parliament   15.9 47.9 21.4 5.4 7.6
 Federal Government   19.8 49.8 19.1 5.1 4.8
 State Government   20.9 48.7 20.4 4.7 4.4
 State Assembly   15.2 48.0 21.1 6.6 7.5
 Political Parties   10.8 41.6 29.0 8.0 9.1
 National Front   21.5 45.2 20.6 7.2 4.4
 Opposition Parties   5.7 36.2 37.4 12.4 7.1
 Civil Service   17.5 54.6 19.0 4.7 3.4
 Local Council   16.3 54.2 19.9 4.8 3.9
 Military   27.5 48.8 11.5 3.6 8.0
 Police   18.3 40.6 26.8 12.2 2.1
 Election Commission   16.2 44.8 24.0 6.6 7.0

In general, the level of high trust /low trust goes with the rank like the list below:

Political institutions High Trust   Low Trust  
 Military   76.3 15.1
 Prime Minister   75.8 19.6
 Civil Service   72.1 23.7
 Local Council   70.5 24.7
 Federal Government   69.6 24.2
 State Government   69.6 25.1
 National Front   66.7 27.8
 Parliament   63.8 26.8
 Judiciary   63.4 29.9
 State Assembly   63.2 27.7
 Election Commission   61.0 30.6
 Police   58.9 39.0
 Political Parties   52.4 37.0
 Opposition Parties   41.9 49.8

Source: Asian Barometer – Bridget Welsh, Ibrahim Suffian, and Andrew Aeria. 2007. Malaysia Country Report. Second Wave of Asian Barometer Survey

Malaysia Survey 2007: Perceptions on Income/Economic Condition

In Asian Barometer Survey conducted in Malaysia year 2007, the respondents reported their perceptions on their income and assessment on economic conditions:

a. Income perceptions:
Income covers well, can save – 20.1%
Covers well, no difficulties – 37.3%
Does not cover well – 32.3%
Does not cover, great difficulties – 8.6%
Decline to answer – 1.7%

b. Economic conditions in Malaysia:
i. Individual :-
Very good – 6.7%
Good – 34.5%
So-so – 41.2%
Bad – 11.2%
Very bad – 4.7%

ii. Family :-
Very good – 4.5%
Good – 30.4%
So-so – 58.0%
Bad – 5.4%
Very bad – 1.5%

c. Assessment of past and future economic conditions:

Economic conditions assessment  Individual    Family  
 Past    Future    Past    Future  
 Much Better   16.4 21.8 14.6 23.8
 Little Better   35.9 34 37.6 37.1
 About Same   26.9 20.1 32.8 23.2
 Little Worse   15.4 8.6 12.3 4.1
 Much Worse   4.5 4.4 2.3 0.6
 Can’t choose   0.7 10.8 0.2 10.7
 Decline Answer   0.2 0.3 0.2 0.6

On top of that…
* 53.4% respondents own landline phone.
* 86.4% respondents own handphone.
* 73.2% respondents own car

Source: Asian Barometer – Bridget Welsh, Ibrahim Suffian, and Andrew Aeria. 2007. Malaysia Country Report. Second Wave of Asian Barometer Survey 

Malaysia Survey 2007: Religious Profile

Via Asian Barometer, I found the interesting survey which is similar to the series of European Social Survey I have published in this blog previously. First before looking into the religious profile of 1200 Malaysians interviewed in this survey, let’s look at the ethnic and gender profile of respondents :

Female: 49.5%
Male: 50.5%

Indian/Other, Female: 4.3%
Indian/Other, Male: 4.1%
Non-Malay Bumi, Female: 6.5%
Non-Malay Bumi, Male: 6.3%
Chinese, Female: 13.4%
Chinese, Male: 14.2%
Malay, Female: 25.3%
Malay, Male: 25.9%
Total – 100%

So, the religiosity of Malaysians:
a. Religious profile:
1. Islam – 59.0%
2. Buddhism – 16.1%
3. Christianity – 11.0%
4. Hinduism – 6.7%
5. Taoism – 3.9%
6. Sikhism – 0.2%
7. Confucianism – 0.2%
8. Bahai – 0.2%
9. Animism – 0.3%
10.  None/Other – 2.5%

b. Religious practise:
1. Several times a day – 60.9%
2. Daily – 6.6%
3. Several times a week – 6.5%
4. Once a month – 7.8%
5. Only during festivals – 2.1%
6. Once a year – 7.6%
7. Less often – 4.8%
8. Practically never – 3.4%
9. Decline to answer – 0.9%

Source: Asian Barometer – Bridget Welsh, Ibrahim Suffian, and Andrew Aeria. 2007. Malaysia Country Report. Second Wave of Asian Barometer Survey

ESS 2006: Immigrants make country worse or better place to live

In Europe Social Survey 2006, the following question is asked:

Is [country] made a worse or a better place to live by people coming to live here from other countries?

0 Worse place to live

10 Better place to live

The participants from 19 countries answered the question above and here is the mean score value of the result:

Country / Immigrants make country worse or better place to live
Sweden – 6.09
Poland – 5.91
Denmark – 5.80
Bulgaria – 5.72
Finland – 5.54
Switzerland – 5.29
Norway – 5.08
Spain – 4.92
Slovakia – 4.78
Belgium – 4.67
Slovenia – 4.59
Germany – 4.51
France – 4.46
Cyprus – 4.45
UK – 4.41
Portugal – 4.20
Estonia – 4.09
Hungary – 3.77
Russia – 3.12

Source:
1. Europe Social Survey 2006

ESS 2006: Country’s cultural life undermined or enriched by immigrants

In Europe Social Survey 2006, the following question is asked:

Would you say that [country]’s cultural life is generally undermined or enriched by people coming to live here from other countries?

0 Cultural life undermined

10 Cultural life enriched   

The participants from 19 countries answered the question above and here is the mean score value of the result:

Country / Country’s cultural life undermined or enriched by immigrants
Finland – 7.11
Sweden – 6.91
Poland – 6.59
Denmark – 6.09
Switzerland – 6.09
Norway – 5.89
Spain – 5.83
Bulgaria – 5.81
Belgium – 5.80
Germany – 5.62
Slovakia – 5.43
Portugal – 5.30
France – 5.14
Slovenia – 5.07
Hungary – 4.96
Estonia – 4.81
UK – 4.72
Cyprus – 3.69
Russia – 3.39

Source:
1. Europe Social Survey 2006

ESS 2006: Immigration bad or good for country’s economy

In Europe Social Survey 2006, the following question is asked:

Would you say it is generally bad or good for [country]’s economy that people come to live here from other countries?

0 Bad for the economy

10 Good for the economy   

The participants from 19 countries answered the question above and here is the mean score value of the result:

Country / Immigration bad or good for country’s economy
Switzerland – 5.92
Spain – 5.67
Bulgaria – 5.56
Norway – 5.51
Poland – 5.51
Denmark – 5.40
Finland – 5.39
Sweden – 5.37
Portugal – 4.90
Germany – 4.72
Estonia – 4.69
France – 4.68
Belgium – 4.66
Slovakia – 4.65
UK – 4.50
Slovenia – 4.29
Cyprus – 3.91
Russia – 3.68
Hungary – 3.42

Source:
1. Europe Social Survey 2006

ESS 2006: Modern science can be relied on to solve environmental problems

In Europe Social Survey 2006, the following question is asked:

Please say to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements Modern science can be relied on to solve our environmental problems

1 Agree strongly   
2 Agree   
3 Neither agree nor disagree   
4 Disagree   
5 Disagree strongly

The participants from 19 countries answered the question above and here is the mean score value of the result:

Country Modern science can be relied on to solve environmental problems
Denmark – 3.44
Slovakia – 3.10
Switzerland – 3.10
Slovenia – 3.08
Germany – 3.02
Hungary – 2.94
Sweden – 2.84
Norway – 2.83
UK – 2.82
Finland – 2.68
Spain – 2.53
Belgium – 2.50
Russia – 2.44
France – 2.41
Portugal – 2.30
Cyprus – 2.24
Estonia – 2.17
Poland – 2.01
Bulgaria – 1.98

Source:
1. Europe Social Survey 2006

ESS 2006: Government should reduce differences in income levels

In Europe Social Survey 2006, the following question is asked:

Please say to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements The government should take measures to reduce differences in income levels

1 Agree strongly   
2 Agree   
3 Neither agree nor disagree  
4 Disagree   
5 Disagree strongly

The participants from 19 countries answered the question above and here is the mean score value of the result:

Country / Government should reduce differences in income levels
Denmark – 2.92
UK – 2.54
Norway – 2.43
Germany – 2.37
Switzerland – 2.29
Sweden – 2.27
Belgium – 2.25
Slovakia – 2.07
Finland – 2.07
Estonia – 2.04
Poland – 2.00
Slovenia – 1.95
Cyprus – 1.91
France – 1.91
Spain – 1.89
Russia – 1.88
Portugal – 1.78
Hungary – 1.66
Bulgaria – 1.55

Source:
1. Europe Social Survey 2006

ESS 2006: State of health services in country nowadays

In Europe Social Survey 2006, the following question is asked:

please say what you think overall about the state of health services in [country] nowadays?

0 Extremely bad

10 Extremely good   

The participants from 19 countries answered the question above and here is the mean score value of the result:

Country / State of health services in country nowaday
Belgium – 7.35
Finland – 6.96
Switzerland – 6.58
France – 6.22
Cyprus – 6.19
Denmark – 6.16
Spain – 6.02
Norway – 5.88
Sweden – 5.84
UK – 5.25
Slovenia – 5.17
Germany – 4.39
Estonia – 4.20
Slovakia – 3.93
Poland – 3.85
Portugal – 3.57
Russia – 3.32
Hungary – 3.29
Bulgaria – 2.56

Source:
1. Europe Social Survey 2006

ESS 2006: State of education in country nowadays

In Europe Social Survey 2006, the following question is asked:

please say what you think overall about the state of education in [country] nowadays?

0 Extremely bad

10 Extremely good   

The participants from 19 countries answered the question above and here is the mean score value of the result:

Country / State of education in country nowadays
Finland – 7.94
Denmark – 7.57
Belgium – 6.59
Norway – 6.42
Switzerland – 6.29
Cyprus – 6.27
Sweden – 5.64
Slovakia – 5.64
UK – 5.47
Estonia – 5.38
Slovenia – 5.31
Poland – 5.20
Spain – 5.20
France – 4.99
Germany – 4.37
Hungary – 4.36
Russia – 4.21
Portugal – 4.18
Bulgaria – 3.53

Source:
1. Europe Social Survey 2006

ESS 2006: How satisfied with the way democracy works in country

In Europe Social Survey 2006, the following question is asked:

And on the whole, how satisfied are you with the way democracy works in [country]?

0 Extremely dissatisfied

10 Extremely satisfied

The participants from 19 countries answered the question above and here is the mean score value of the result:

Country / How satisfied with the way democracy works in country
Denmark – 7.45
Switzerland – 6.87
Finland – 6.76
Cyprus – 6.63
Norway – 6.63
Sweden – 6.35
Spain – 5.92
Belgium – 5.49
Germany – 5.01
UK – 4.88
Estonia – 4.87
Slovakia – 4.78
Slovenia – 4.61
France – 4.57
Poland – 4.34
Portugal – 4.22
Hungary – 3.57
Russia – 3.55
Bulgaria – 2.66

Source:
1. Europe Social Survey 2006

ESS 2006: How satisfied with the national government

In Europe Social Survey 2006, the following question is asked:

Now thinking about the [country] government , how satisfied are you with the way it is doing its job?

0 Extremely dissatisfied   

10 Extremely satisfied

The participants from 19 countries answered the question above and here is the mean score value of the result:

Country / How satisfied with the national government
Finland – 6.28
Cyprus – 6.20
Switzerland – 5.89
Denmark – 5.79
Belgium – 5.04
Sweden – 5.01
Slovakia – 4.96
Spain – 4.80
Norway – 4.77
Estonia – 4.77
Slovenia – 4.47
Russia – 4.37
UK – 3.98
France – 3.84
Germany – 3.60
Portugal – 3.60
Poland – 2.86
Bulgaria – 2.79
Hungary – 2.77

Source:
1. Europe Social Survey 2006

ESS 2006: How satisfied with present state of economy in country

In Europe Social Survey 2006, the following question is asked:

On the whole how satisfied are you with the present state of the economy in [country]?

0 Extremely dissatisfied   

10 Extremely satisfied   

The participants from 19 countries answered the question above and here is the mean score value of the result:

Country / How satisfied with present state of economy in country
Denmark – 7.60
Norway – 7.08
Finland – 6.78
Switzerland – 6.55
Sweden – 6.00
Cyprus – 5.72
Estonia – 5.57
Belgium – 5.45
Spain – 5.32
UK – 5.18
Slovenia – 4.95
Slovakia – 4.73
Germany – 4.25
Poland – 4.08
France – 3.70
Russia – 3.52
Portugal – 3.20
Hungary – 2.89
Bulgaria – 2.60

Source:
1. Europe Social Survey 2006

ESS 2006: How satisfied with life as a whole

In Europe Social Survey 2006, the following question is asked:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole nowadays?

0 Extremely dissatisfied   

10 Extremely satisfied   

The participants from 19 countries answered the question above and here is the mean score value of the result:

Country / How satisfied with life as a whole
Denmark – 8.48
Switzerland – 8.03
Finland – 7.99
Sweden – 7.82
Norway – 7.76
Spain – 7.44
Cyprus – 7.41
Belgium – 7.41
UK – 7.13
Slovenia – 6.97
Germany – 6.71
Poland – 6.67
Estonia – 6.38
France – 6.32
Slovakia – 6.08
Portugal – 5.46
Hungary – 5.31
Russia – 5.19
Bulgaria – 4.66

Source:
1. Europe Social Survey 2006

ESS 2006: Placement on left right scale

In Europe Social Survey 2006, the following question is asked:

In politics people sometimes talk of “left” and “right”. Where would you place yourself on this scale, where 0 means the left and 10 means the right?

0 Left

10 Right

The participants from 19 countries answered the question above and here is the mean score value of the result:

Country / Placement on left right scale
Poland – 5.77
Finland – 5.72
Estonia – 5.41
Denmark – 5.40
Hungary – 5.33
Norway – 5.25
Sweden – 5.22
Cyprus – 5.21
Russia – 5.15
UK – 5.12
Slovakia – 5.02
Switzerland – 5.00
Belgium – 4.94
Portugal – 4.92
France – 4.83
Slovenia – 4.78
Spain – 4.50
Germany – 4.41
Bulgaria – 4.26

Source:
1. Europe Social Survey 2006

ESS 2006: Trust in United Nations

In Europe Social Survey 2006, the following question is asked:

please tell me on a score of 0-10 how much you personally trust… United Nations?

0 No trust at all

10 Complete trust

The participants from 19 countries answered the question above and here is the mean score value of the result:

Country / Trust in the United Nations
Norway – 6.77
Denmark – 6.51
Finland – 6.48
Sweden – 6.41
Estonia – 5.57
Hungary – 5.48
Switzerland – 5.35
Poland – 5.33
Slovakia – 5.32
Belgium – 5.28
France – 5.07
Slovenia – 5.07
Spain – 5.04
UK – 4.99
Portugal – 4.93
Bulgaria – 4.84
Germany – 4.68
Russia – 4.27
Cyprus – 4.20

Source:
1. Europe Social Survey 2006

ESS 2006: Trust in the Police

In Europe Social Survey 2006, the following question is asked:

please tell me on a score of 0-10 how much you personally trust… the police?

0 No trust at all

10 Complete trust

The participants from 19 countries answered the question above and here is the mean score value of the result:

Country / Trust in the police
Finland – 8.05
Denmark – 7.83
Norway – 7.16
Switzerland – 6.93
Sweden – 6.54
Germany – 6.54
UK – 6.03
Spain – 6.02
Belgium – 5.94
France – 5.75
Cyprus – 5.60
Estonia – 5.54
Hungary – 5.22
Portugal – 5.16
Slovenia – 5.01
Poland – 4.99
Slovakia – 4.71
Bulgaria – 3.82
Russia – 3.35

Source:
1. Europe Social Survey 2006

ESS 2006: Trust in the legal system

In Europe Social Survey 2006, the following question is asked:

please tell me on a score of 0-10 how much you personally trust… the legal system?

0 No trust at all

10 Complete trust

The participants from 19 countries answered the question above and here is the mean score value of the result:

Country / Trust in the legal system
Denmark – 7.45
Finland – 7.05
Norway – 6.55
Switzerland – 6.22
Cyprus – 6.07
Sweden – 6.04
Germany – 5.46
Estonia – 5.12
Spain – 5.00
UK – 4.99
Belgium – 4.89
France – 4.88
Hungary – 4.41
Slovakia – 4.22
Slovenia – 4.17
Portugal – 4.04
Poland – 3.75
Russia – 3.74
Bulgaria – 2.45

Source:
1. Europe Social Survey 2006
 

ESS 2006: Trust in country’s Parliament

In Europe Social Survey 2006, the following question is asked:

please tell me on a score of 0-10 how much you personally trust… country’s parliament?

0 No trust at all

10 Complete trust

The participants from 19 countries answered the question above and here is the mean score value of the result:

Country / Trust in country’s parliament
Denmark – 6.40
Finland – 5.99
Cyprus – 5.70
Switzerland – 5.70
Norway – 5.65
Sweden – 5.62
Belgium – 4.99
Spain – 4.99
Estonia – 4.55
France – 4.31
Slovenia – 4.22
Slovakia – 4.20
UK – 4.16
Germany – 4.09
Portugal – 3.83
Hungary – 3.41
Russia – 3.29
Poland – 2.67
Bulgaria – 2.18

Source:
1. Europe Social Survey 2006

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