|有關支聯會的評分是以0至100分進行。認知率乃指有效評分人數佔樣本人數 的百分比，認知率愈高，表示愈多人認識支聯會。支持度乃指有效評分總數 的平均值。支持度愈高，表示認識支聯會者愈支持支聯會。認知率與支持度 之間並無必然關係。|
|調查在探討有關中國經濟發展及民主發展的問題時，採用了絕對及相對的提 問方法。兩者各有千秋，但由於絕對法能顯示單一項目的重要性，在資源容 許應盡量採用。研究隊在六四週年調查中兩法佳用，是力求認真。調查結果 亦顯示兩法結果方向相同，亦即市民傾向重視經濟。|
|調查在探討中國人權狀況時，採用了前瞻及回顧的提問方法。前瞻提問法以 三年為準，屬中期預測，反影被訪者的樂觀程度。回顧提問法採用了八九年 為基準，而非三年中期回顧，是鑒於六四是重要歷史事件，有其標示作用。 不過，離開標記愈遠，印象便愈矇糊，準確程度愈低。|
Points to Note
Ratings of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of the Patriotic Democratic Movement in China were registered on a 0-100 scale. Recognition rate refers to the number of valid ratings over sample size. Higher recognition rate means more people knows of the Alliance. Higher support rating, however, means that those who rated the Alliance gave it higher marks. Recognition rate and support rating measure different aspects of reality, they are independent of each other.
In studying people's view on China's economic and democratic development, both absolute and comparative measurement are taken. Resources permit, absolute ratings are always preferred. Both measures have consistently found that Hong Kong people value economic development more than democratic development.
In studying human right conditions in China, both prospective and retrospective questions were used. To measure people's optimism in China's future development, a mid-range of three years was used. To appraise China's development so far, the year 1989 was used because it was a historical break. Memory lapse, however, would become a problem as the signage gradually sinks into history.