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6 Jan 2014

Survey Findings on the HKSAR Government’s Popularity in December 2013Released by Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at CUHK

6 Jan 2014

A telephone survey was conducted from 27 to 30 December 2013 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 December 2013.  772 respondents aged 18 or above were successfully interviewed, with a response rate of 46.3%.  The sampling error is + or – 3.53% at a confidence level of 95%.  

Major findings are summarized as follows: 

Satisfaction with the HKSAR Government.  According to the survey of December 2013, while 45.5% of respondents expressed dissatisfaction with the HKSAR Government, 15.8% said they were satisfied.  38.2% of 772 respondents answered ‘in-between’.  The corresponding figures in November 2013 were 50.5%, 13.2%, and 35.2%.  

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 42.1 in average and it was 40.4 last month. 

Ratings of Three Secretaries.  The ratings of Chief Secretary for Administration (Carrie Lam), Financial Secretary (John Tsang), and Secretary for Justice (Rimsky Yuen) in December 2013 were 58.4, 56.2, and 50.4 respectively.  The corresponding figures in November 2013 were 56.8, 53.7, and 48.7. 

Overall Rating of Leung Chun-ying’s Governing Team (including politically-appointed officials).  The overall rating of Leung Chun-ying’s governing team was 44.0 in December 2013.  The rating in November 2013 was 42.3. 

Trust in the HKSAR and the Central Governments.  In December 2013, 21.5% of respondents showed trust in the HKSAR government and 38.5% expressed distrust.  39.2% answered ‘in-between’.  The results of November 2013 were 17.5%, 43.8%, and 38.0% respectively.  Concerning the level of trust in the Central Government, while 36.4% said they did not trust the Central Government, 22.7% answered the opposite.  38.2% said ‘in-between’.  The corresponding figures in the previous month were 37.8%, 19.9%, and 38.9% respectively.  

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