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31 Aug 2015

Survey Findings on the HKSAR Government’s Popularity in August 2015Released by Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at CUHK

31 Aug 2015

A telephone survey was conducted from 25 to 27 August 2015 by Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong to study the popularity of the HKSAR Government for the month of August 2015.  722 respondents aged 18 or above were successfully interviewed, with a response rate of 40.6%.  The sampling error is + or – 3.65 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.  

Major findings are summarized as follows: 

Satisfaction towards the HKSAR Government.  According to the survey, while 42.0% of the 722 respondents expressed dissatisfaction towards the HKSAR Government, 19.5% said they were satisfied and 36.6% answered ‘in-between’.  The corresponding figures in July 2015 were 44.3%, 21.1%, and 33.5%.  Results of August 2015 were not significantly different from those of the past month statistically. 

Rating of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.  The current survey showed that the performance rating of Chief Executive (with a point scale ranging from 0 to 100 while 50 as a passing mark) stood at 42.7 in average and it was 41.9 last month, but the difference between July 2015 and August 2015 was found to have no statistical significance.  

Ratings of Three Secretaries.  The ratings of Chief Secretary for Administration (Carrie Lam), Financial Secretary (John Tsang), and Secretary for Justice (Rimsky Yuen) in August 2015 were 55.7, 60.8, and 50.1 respectively.  The corresponding figures in July 2015 were 55.9, 60.2, and 49.4. No statistically significant differences were observed in the ratings of three secretaries between July 2015 and August 2015. 

Trust in the HKSAR and the Central Governments.  In August 2015, 25.1% of the respondents showed trust in the HKSAR government and 32.8% expressed distrust; 40.6% answered ‘in-between’.  The results of July 2015 were 26.8%, 34.6%, and 37.3% respectively.  Concerning the level of trust in the Central Government in August 2015, while 25.6% said they trusted the Central Government, 34.9% answered the opposite; 36.0% said ‘in-between’.  The respective figures in the previous month were 28.0%, 36.4%, and 31.7%. There were no statistically significant differences in trust in the HKSAR and the Central Governments between July 2015 and August 2015.