Call for Participation – The State of Southeast Asia: 2022 Survey


The ASEAN Studies Centre at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute is pleased to invite you to participate in its annual The State of Southeast Asia: 2022 Survey. The Survey seeks to understand the perceptions of Southeast Asians on regional affairs, ASEAN’s engagements with its Dialogue Partners, and ASEAN member states’ positions on regional political, economic, and social issues. As an Opinion Leader, your timely participation will contribute greatly to our survey findings.

This is the fourth time the Survey is administered. In the last three years, the Survey’s findings have been cited in numerous regional and international media outlets including Foreign Policy, Japan Times, The Australian, Asia Times, The Diplomat, amongst others.

The survey can be taken in Bahasa Indonesia, Khmer, Lao and Vietnamese by clicking the language option at the top right-hand corner. Your individual responses are anonymous and will not be made public, shared with other parties, or used in any identifiable manner. We sincerely hope that you will agree to participate in the survey which will take only 30 minutes of your time.

Please click here to participate by 31 December 2021:

Thank you for your time and support. Should you have any questions, please contact



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