HKU POP tonight will release the preliminary results of Budget instant surveyBack

Press Release on February 22, 2017


Since 1998, the Public Opinion Programme (POP) at The University of Hong Kong has been conducting Budget instant surveys every year. Starting 2008, we split up previous years’ instant survey into two surveys. In our first survey, we measure people’s overall appraisal of the Budget, their rating of the Budget, and FS’s popularity. In our second survey, we focus on people’s reactions towards different government proposals, their satisfaction with the government’s fiscal policies, and other relevant issues.

This year, our instant survey on the Budget will begin at 6 pm this evening, involving more than 100 telephone interviewers. Once finished, preliminary results will be released via our “POP Site” ( for the public consumption, at around 10 pm. The questions to be released in the preliminary results include: “How satisfied are you with the Budget announced by the Financial Secretary Paul Chan today?” and “Please use a scale of 0-100 to rate your degree of satisfaction of the Budget delivered by FS Paul Chan today, with 0 indicating very dissatisfied, 100 indicating very satisfied and 50 indicating half-half.”


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