Survey Findings on the HKSAR Government’s Popularity in September 2014Released by Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at CUHK
A telephone survey was conducted from 22 to 24 September 2014 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 September 2014. 776 respondents aged 18 or above were successfully interviewed, with a response rate of 44.6%. The sampling error is + or – 3.52% at a confidence level of 95%.
Major findings are summarized as follows:
Satisfaction towards the HKSAR Government. According to the survey, while 44.5% of respondents expressed dissatisfaction towards the HKSAR Government, 15.1% said they were satisfied. 40.1% of 776 respondents answered ‘in-between’. The corresponding figures in August 2014 were 43.9%, 17.2%, and 37.4%. Results of this month 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 41.4 in average and it was 42.4 last month. No statistically significant difference in the performance rating of Leung Chun-ying was found between this month and August 2014.
Ratings of Three Secretaries. The ratings of Chief Secretary for Administration (Carrie Lam), Financial Secretary (John Tsang), and Secretary for Justice (Rimsky Yuen) in September 2014 were 53.8, 55.1, and 48.3 respectively. The corresponding figures in August 2014 were 54.8, 56.8, and 49.3. No statistically significant differences were found between August and September 2014.
Overall Rating of the HKSAR Governing Team (including politically-appointed officials). The overall rating of the HKSAR governing team was 44.7 in September 2014 and 46.6 in August 2014. Statistically, the rating of this month was not significantly different from that of August 2014.
Trust in the HKSAR and the Central Governments. In September 2014, 21.6% of respondents showed trust in the HKSAR government and 39.6% expressed distrust; 37.4% answered ‘in-between’. The results of August 2014 were 23.8%, 38.3%, and 36.7% respectively. Concerning the level of trust in the Central Government in September 2014, while 45.0% said they did not trust the Central Government, 19.8% answered the opposite; 32.2% said ‘in-between’. The corresponding figures in the previous month were 42.6%, 23.1%, and 32.2% respectively. No statistically significant changes were observed between August and September 2014.