"Anti-Politicians Rally" New Year Rally 2005Back

Opinions from an online survey of some participants of the New Year Rally 2005 are carried by this platform. Because online surveys are not representative, their results can only serve as rough references. Because the main theme of the rally was anti-politicians, some of the opinions expressed by our on-line respondents were dangerously near to personal attacks. However, in view of the special nature of this rally, and already fairly extensive media coverage of similar slogans and opinions, we have decided to take a more lenient approach in screening out expressions with foul languages, personal attack, or being irrelevant to the topic, in order to document more opinions. Submissions which failed to pass our identity check are only kept for study purpose, they are not published here.
 Opinion Statistics of Online Survey (conducted on 1-6/1/2005; released on 8/1/2005; on-line from 8/1/2005) (Chinese only)
The tables in this section show the statistics of opinions from the online survey submitted by the participants of the New Year Rally 2005 who have passed our identity check. In the Rally, 3,821 leaflets with password were distributed to invite the participants to complete the online survey in a specific website. After 5 days, we have received 325 questionnaires with valid passwords. Among them, 92 respondents have submitted opinions in the open space at the end of the questionnaires.
 Open-ended Opinions of Online Survey (conducted on 1-6/1/2005; released on 8/1/2005; on-line from 8/1/2005)
This part lists out the open-ended opinions submitted by the respondents of the online survey. These submissions are compiled from questionnaires which have passed our identity check, and judged by us to contain no foul language or personal attack and are relevant to the topic. These opinions are unedited. Any responsibility, legal or otherwise, generated from any submission posted in this platform shall vest entirely with its author. The copyright is completely open. All submissions which have passed our identity check but not fulfilled the above requirements will be kept until 18 January for media investigation. If a media decides to publicize the opinions, the responsibility shall vest entirely with the media concerned.
 Full text of on-line questionnaire (conducted on 1-6/1/2005)
Our usual practice is to publish our research method and questionnaire design in complete detail. We encourage members of the public to form their own views of our work, after reading through all relevant material. We use similar questionnaires for all surveys of mass rally participants.
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