24 February 2014

Survey Findings on the HKSAR Government’s Popularity in February 2014
Released by Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at CUHK



A telephone survey was conducted from 16 to 19 February 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 February 2014.  762 respondents aged 18 or above were successfully interviewed, with a response rate of 44.7%  The sampling error is + or – 3.56% at a confidence level of 95%. 

Major findings are summarized as follows: 

Satisfaction with the HKSAR Government.  According to the survey of February 2014, while 38.1% of respondents expressed dissatisfaction with the HKSAR Government, 20.1% said they were satisfied.  40.8% of 762 respondents answered 'in-between'.  The corresponding figures in January 2014 were 39.3%, 22.5%, and 37.8%. 

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 45.4 in average and it was 46.1 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 January 2014 were 59.1, 56.5, and 49.7 respectively.  The corresponding figures in January 2014 were 59.1, 58.2, and 51.5. 

Overall Rating of the HKSAR Governing Team (including politically-appointed officials).  The overall rating of the HKSAR governing team was 47.0 in February 2014.  The rating in January 2014 was 47.4. 

Trust in the HKSAR and the Central Governments.  22.9% of respondents showed trust in the HKSAR government and 34.3% expressed distrust.  41.4% answered 'in-between'.  The results of January 2014 were 25.3%, 34.6%, and 38.9% respectively.  Concerning the level of trust in the Central Government, while 36.7% said they did not trust the Central Government, 21.3% answered the opposite.  38.2% said 'in-between'.  The corresponding figures in the previous month were 37.2%, 22.4%, and 38.9% respectively.  

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