ISEAS Survey “The Indonesia National Survey Project: Economy, Society and Politics” in the news

The Indonesia National Survey Project was commissioned by the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS)’s Indonesia Studies programme to enhance understanding of economic, social and political developments in Indonesia.

Data were based on a survey of 1,620 respondents (17 years old and above) from all 34 Indonesian provinces to ensure countrywide representation of opinions and attitudes, with face-to-face interviews involving 139 questions conducted from 20 to 30 May 2017.

An overview of the survey results, published in ISEAS’ Trends in Southeast Asia 2017 no. 10, sums up some of the key initial observations based on the findings. To read the overview, click here

Media stories: –

  1. The ASEAN Post, 15 February 2020 – Islamic tourism: A niche market for Brunei
  2. The ASEAN Post, 16 May 2019 – Is Islamic tourism Brunei’s answer?
  3. The ASEAN Post, 16 April 2019 – Islam and Indonesia’s election
  4. Wall Street Journal, 23 January 2019 – With Fatwas and Blasphemy Claims, Cleric Emerges as a Force in Indonesia
  5. The ASEAN Post, 30 November 2018: Mobile app to spy on thy neighbour?
  6. The ASEAN Post, 19 October 2018: Jokowi’s unenviable position
  7. See Hua, 7 October 2018: 排华事件已过20年 中国崛起下的印尼华人
  8. ASEAN Post, 2 October 2018: Indonesian elections: Conservatism versus moderation
  9. The Diplomat, 5 January 2018: “What Does Indonesia’s New Political Landscape Mean for the Future of its Economy?
  10. The Straits Times, 16 November 2017: ‘Hidden fire’ of intolerance among Indonesia’s young
  11. Coconuts Jakarta, 28 September 2017: 47.6% of pribumi respondents agree that ‘Chinese Indonesians may still harbor loyalty towards China’: survey
  12. Deutsche Welle, 13 September 2017: Why are more Indonesians favoring Shariah?
  13. The ASEAN Post, 8 September 2017: Indonesians think ASEAN is vital, according to survey
  14. Coconuts Jakarta, 8 September 2017: 91% of Indonesian Muslims say there would be benefits to the country implementing sharia law: survey
  15. Today, 8 September 2017: Survey results reaffirm trend of growing conservatism in Indonesia
  16. Today, 8 September 2017: ASEAN important for Jakarta’s interests: Survey
  17. Today, 8 September 2017: China ranks lowly in the eyes of most Indonesians, poll finds


  1. South China Morning Post, 3 May 2019: As belt and road investments flow into Indonesia, Chinese firms must learn to navigate culture shock
  2. Today, 13 September 2017: The hijab in Indonesia: From oppression to high fashion
  3. Channel Newsasia, 13 September 2017: Singapore-Indonesia relations at 50, delicate yet interdependent
  4. Today, 4 September 2017: Rising inequality a ticking timebomb in Indonesia