Under 18 percent satisfied with HK govt
Over 40 percent of respondents said they were dissatisfied with the Hong Kong government’s performance while under 18 percent said they were satisfied, according to a survey.
The public opinion survey was conducted by the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. From May 27 to June 14, the institute asked a total of 710 citizens aged 18 or above whether they were satisfied with the SAR government.
A total of 17.9 percent of the respondents said they were satisfied with the performance of the government, an increase of 4.4 percentage points from April, while 43.8 percent said they were dissatisfied, down 3 percentage points from April. A total of 37.3 percent of respondents answered “in-between”.
Respondents rated outgoing chief executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s overall performance at 34.6 points, a slight increase of 1 point from her April rating, and a 4.6-point year-on-year increase compared to her rating last May.
Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po was rated at 44.3 points, a 1.6-point increase from April. And Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah was rated at 29 points, a 2.1-point increase from April.
The survey also found that 21 percent of respondents expressed their trust in the SAR government, up 1.3 percentage points from April; while 33.2 percent expressed distrust, up 2.4 percentage points. A total of 42.1 percent of respondents answered “in-between”, down 3.1 percent points.
Year on year, those who said they trusted the government increased by 4.1 percent points, whereas those who expressed distrust decreased significantly by 14.5 percent points.