I Am Proud To Be A Malaysian – survey
KUALA LUMPUR – In the lead up to the 60th Independence Day, a survey among Malaysians reveals that an overwhelming majority is proud to be a Malaysian.
A national survey conducted by KAJIDATA Research reveals that 98.3% of the people say that “I am proud to be a Malaysian”. This is a 3% increase from the last survey conducted.
Majority is proud to be a Malaysian
In keeping up with National Independence Day spirit, 80.2% have indicated that they routinely celebrate the Independence Day every 31 August. However, 17.2% of the 1,041 Malaysians surveyed suggested that they do not celebrate the auspicious day. Attempts to assess and gauge how much 31 August means to Malaysians have revealed that the Independence Day has a substantial meaning and impact to 81.8% of Malaysians, 5.3% indicated that the Day has no meaning or impact with the balance of 12.9% sitting on the fence.
Further along the study, participants were asked if they were aware of the concept of constitutional monarchy in Malaysia and only 16% who are not aware compared to 59.6% who are and 24.4% who are not sure. The Malaysians participated in the survey also revealed that 78.9% of them are not planning to migrate out of the country regardless of the current situation of the country. This is in contrast to the 12.2% who indicated that they have plans to emigrate.
KAJIDATA Advisor, Professor Dato’ Sri Dr. Syed Arabi Idid indicated that the results showed that Malaysians are still holding on to the fabrics of unity that has been one of the important building blocks of the nation. He suggested this after 98.3% of the Malaysians surveyed stated their pride as a Malaysian and with 85.9% responded that the Rukun Negara can be the foundation that promotes and fosters unity.
The opinion poll was carried out by KAJIDATA Research Sdn. Bhd. from 10 to 18 July 2017 to assess the level of pride of being a Malaysian. A total of 1,041 registered voters in Malaysia comprising 54.7% Malays, 24.6% Chinese, 7.3% Indian, 6.2% Bumiputra Sabah, 6.1% Bumiputra Sarawak, 0.6% Orang Asli and 0.6% Others were interviewed by telephone in the poll. Respondents were selected on the basis of random stratified sampling along ethnicity, gender, age and state according to national demographics.