30 June 2014

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

A telephone survey was conducted from 23 to 26 June 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 June 2014.  813 respondents aged 18 or above were successfully interviewed, with a response rate of 46.1%. The sampling error is + or – 3.44% at a confidence level of 95%. 

Major findings are summarized as follows:

Satisfaction with the HKSAR Government.  According to the survey of June 2014, while 41.2% of respondents expressed dissatisfaction with the HKSAR Government, 19.8% said they were satisfied.  38.0% of 813 respondents answered ‘in-between’.  The corresponding figures in May 2014 were 40.6%, 20.3%, and 38.2%.  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 44.8 in average and it was 46.1 last month.  No statistically significant difference in the performance rating of Leung Chun-ying was found between this month and May 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 June 2014 were 57.9, 56.2, and 49.9 respectively.  The corresponding figures in May 2014 were 59.9, 56.9, and 52.2.  No statistically significant differences were found between May and June 2014.

Overall Rating of the HKSAR Governing Team (including politically-appointed officials).  The overall rating of the HKSAR governing team was 46.3 in June 2014 and 47.9 in May 2014.  Statistically, the rating of this month was not significantly different from that of May 2014.

Trust in the HKSAR and the Central Governments.  In June 2014, 25.2% of respondents showed trust in the HKSAR government and 37.0% expressed distrust.  36.7% answered ‘in-between’.  The results of May 2014 were 25.1%, 34.7%, and 39.3% respectively.  Concerning the level of trust in the Central Government, in June 2014, while 43.6% said they did not trust the Central Government, 23.6% answered the opposite.  31.2% said ‘in-between’.  The corresponding figures in the previous month were 38.4%, 21.8%, and 37.4% respectively.  No statistically significant change was observed for trust in the HKSAR Government while statistically significant change was found for trust in the Central Government between May and June 2014.