ASEAN @ 50 Volume 2: Voices of ASEAN: What Does ASEAN Mean to ASEAN Peoples?
ASEAN has provided a platform for continuous discussion between leaders, which has helped the region address challenges and adapt to constantly changing circumstances. But what do the people of ASEAN think about ASEAN? What are their hopes and expectations for ASEAN as a region? Are they aware of how ASEAN institutions work on their behalf? And are ASEAN programmes and initiatives addressing their key concerns? To address these questions, this book presents and discusses the results of an ASEAN-wide public opinion conducted in 2016 by ERIA and research partners based in each of the 10 ASEAN Member States. A total of 2,322 respondents from selected sectors participated in the survey. The findings indicate optimism about the region's future and the potential for ASEAN as an institution, providing key insights that will be of interest to policymakers, academics, and the media - indeed anyone interested in Southeast Asia today.