Survey Findings on the HKSAR Government’s Popularity in May 2016Released by Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at CUHK
A telephone survey was conducted from 24 to 27 May 2016 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 May 2016. 712 respondents aged 18 or above were successfully interviewed, with a response rate of 38.7%. The sampling error is + or – 3.67 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.
Major findings are summarized as follows:
Satisfaction towards the HKSAR Government. According to the current survey in May, 41.9% of the 712 respondents expressed dissatisfaction towards the HKSAR Government, 20.4% said they were satisfied and 36.4% answered ‘in-between’. The corresponding figures in April were 43.4%, 19.3%, and 35.2%. Results of May 2016 were not significantly different from those of the past month statistically.
Rating of Chief Executive LEUNG Chun-ying. The current survey in May 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 40.0 in average and it was 39.3 last month, but the difference between April 2016 and May 2016 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 May 2016 were 53.1, 61.6, and 48.3 respectively. The corresponding figures in April 2016 were 51.4, 61.3, and 47.4. No statistically significant differences were observed in the ratings of three secretaries between April 2016 and May 2016.
Trust in the HKSAR and the Central Governments. In May 2016, 24.4% of the respondents showed trust in the HKSAR Government and 32.3% expressed distrust; 41.2% answered ‘in-between’. The results of April 2016 were 23.3%, 33.6%, and 41.0% respectively. There was no statistically significant difference in trust in the HKSAR Government between April 2016 and May 2016. Concerning the level of trust in the Central Government in May 2016, while 21.3% said they trusted the Central Government, 37.5% answered the opposite; 36.4% said ‘in-between’. The respective figures in the previous month were 20.4%, 39.6%, and 32.8%. Again, the difference between April 2016 and May 2016 was also found to be statistically insignificant.