Survey: Many proud to be Malaysian
KUALA LUMPUR: A survey conducted among the people in the run-up to Merdeka Day found an overwhelming majority are proud to be Malaysian.
In the study, conducted by commercial and social intelligence organisation Kajidata, 98.3% of 1,041 registered voters surveyed nationwide stated “I’m proud to be a Malaysian”, a 3% increase compared with last year’s findings.
Kajidata advisor Prof Datuk Seri Syed Arabi Idid said the survey, conducted from July 10 to 18, also found a strong sense of patriotism among Malaysians, with 80.2% celebrating National Day on Aug 31 every year.
Syed Arabi, a former rector of the International Islamic University Malaysia, said the survey also found Malaysians acknowledged that unity is important in nation-building. The survey also found 85.9% of the respondents agreed the Rukun Negara could serve as a guide in promoting unity.
Almost 80% of respondents said they would not migrate regardless of the current situation in the country.
In the study, conducted via telephone poll, only 12.2% indicated intent to migrate. – Bernama