Previously featured by the Institute of Policy Studies at National University of Singapore, Singapore Policy Journal at Harvard Kennedy School, Bertha Henson, Vulcan Post, The Middle Ground, The Harbus and other publications
Quad Research measured Singaporeans' perceptions on the issues that matter to them and how this affects their political choices.
We polled how Harvard MBA students would vote in the US 2016 Presidential Election. The results stood in stark contrast against the national mood and eventual result.
Presented at the Institute of Policy Studies' flagship conference. Ho Kwon Ping called for a “uniquely Singaporean Human Development Index which would measure our overall well-being”. This was our answer.
Our pioneering "Singapore Political Choices" 2015 survey was updated and rerun for 2020. We share the new results here.
By Bertha Henson
"But a group of people have tried to answer the question by surveying 700 citizens of voting age. I usually don’t pay much attention to surveys, especially those conducted online, but I figure I should give this one a shot because they are the same people who actually got the GE2015 polling results right. They also asked the same questions as in past and worked on a representative sample, making some kind of comparison possible."
By Jeremy Au and Jovin Leong
The Singapore Policy Journal at Harvard Kennedy School published an article that details the methodology and survey results of the 2020 SG Choices. Some key statistics that were mentioned include: the percentage of Singaporeans open to changing their vote, a potential increase in party loyalty, as well as beliefs on local economic conditions and the government's handling of the COVID-19 crisis.
The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) held its annual flagship Singapore Perspectives (SP) conference on 23 January 2017. The theme of SP2017 was “What If?” and it considered alternative scenarios of Singapore in the year 2065. Panel II considered how we can balance the priorities that we can and should have as a nation in 2065, and how we may want to assess our progress and success. Our co-founder, Jeremy Au, spoke at this conference.
by Delfina Utomo
"... [There is] a vast difference between the armchair critic and hard, solid facts obtained by the most honourable and also time-consuming method: actual cold hard field research — something Quad Research champions. Regular political pundits were generally unable to pick up on the vote swing and pre-election predictions were all proven wrong with the results. But it was Quad who somehow, from the skirmish, had the evidence to show that this was the expected result of the elections... If you’re up for some lunchtime reading, power up with some factual knowledge via Quad Research. You might even find yourself somewhere in the statistics. Happy reading!""
by Jin Yao Kwan
"Yet beyond this prediction per se, the survey by Quad Research highlighted two related observations: first, understanding the political motivations or positions which guide the choices made by Singaporeans can be beneficial for discourse; and second, modern data collection tools can be rigorously used for these purposes. In this vein, raising data literacy of the general populace should also be an important objective in the near future."
by Marc Ethier
“We were aware that the general mood (at HBS) was pro-Clinton. But I think the magnitude was unexpected. And we did not expect that there would be a splintering of the HBS Republican vote between Trump and Gary Johnson.” The Harbus Presidential Election poll was conducted from September 19 to October 3. Students were surveyed across multiple sections via in-class voting with privacy screens.
By The Harbus
As the United States debates on who to choose as the next President, the students of Harvard Business School (HBS) have a clear favorite: Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 82% in the student population, according to The Harbus’ pioneering electoral poll.
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