HKU POP releases popularity figures of CE and principal officialsBack

 

Press Release on October 9, 2018

| Detailed Findings (Rating of Chief Executive Carrie Lam) | Detailed Findings (Popularity of Principal Officials) |

Special Announcements

1. As in previous years, the Public Opinion Programme (POP) of The University of Hong Kong will conduct an instant survey after the Chief Executive delivers her Policy Address tomorrow (October 10, 2018, Wednesday). The preliminary results will be released via our “HKU POP Site” (http://hkupop.hku.hk) for public consumption at around 9:30pm, including people’s satisfaction rate and rating towards the Policy Address. Detailed results including those of other questions will be released at noon the following day (October 11). Media interested in sponsoring these surveys can contact POP.

2. From July 2017, apart from sampling landline numbers to conduct opinion surveys, POP has also added mobile numbers to the sampling frame. After three months of testing, in October 2017, POP formalized the use of mixed samples as its standard for regular opinion surveys using a landline and mobile sample ratio of 4 to 1. Starting from April 2018, POP further increased the proportion of mobile sample, which the landline and mobile sample ratio became 2 to 1. The figures released today by POP have already incorporated landline and mobile samples.

3. In September 2017, POP started to use “effective response rate” to report surveys’ contact information. In July 2018, POP further revised the calculation of effective response rate. Thus, the response rates before and after the change cannot be directly compared.

4. To facilitate academic study and rational discussion, POP today released via the “HKU POP SITE” (http://hkupop.hku.hk) the raw data and related respondents’ demographics of the latest rating survey of CE Carrie Lam, together with those of regular rating surveys of former CEs CH Tung, Donald Tsang and CY Leung released earlier, for public examination. Please follow normal academic standards when using or citing such data.

Abstract

POP interviewed 1,002 Hong Kong people between 2 and 4 October, 2018 by means of a random telephone survey conducted by real interviewers. Our latest survey shows that the popularity figures of CE Carrie Lam have rebounded from the historical low figures registered two weeks ago after Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong. Her latest popularity rating is 52.3 marks, approval rate 44%, disapproval rate 40%, giving a net popularity of positive 4 percentage points. As for the Secretaries of Departments, the support rating of CS Matthew Cheung drops significantly by 3.5 marks to 48.0 marks, a record low since he took office. His latest approval rate stands at 28%, disapproval rate 23%, giving a net popularity of positive 6 percentage points. The latest support rating of FS Paul Chan is 41.3 marks, approval rate 23%, disapproval rate 43%, thus a net popularity of negative 19 percentage points. As for SJ Teresa Cheng, her support rating is 39.2 marks, approval rate 18%, disapproval rate 34%, giving a net popularity of negative 17 percentage points. In terms of popularity rating and net approval rate, Matthew Cheung continues to be the most popular Secretary of Department. As for the Directors of Bureaux, compared to one month ago, the net approval rates of 3 among 13 Directors have gone up, 9 have gone down while 1 remained unchanged. Among them, Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan and Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong register significant changes in their net approval rates, down by 14 and 9 percentage points respectively. Their latest net approval rates, along with those of Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law and Secretary for Development Michael Wong, are at record low since they took office. Among all the Directors, Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan and Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah register negative popularities, at negative 2, negative 12 and negative 16 percentage points respectively. Sophia Chan continues to be the most popular Director, with a net approval rate of positive 30 percentage points. According to POP’s standard, no one falls under the category of “ideal” or “successful” performer. The performance of Carrie Lam, Sophia Chan, Law Chi-kwong, John Lee, Wong Kam-sing, Kevin Yeung, Matthew Cheung, Frank Chan, Lau Kong-wah, Paul Chan and Teresa Cheng can be labeled as “mediocre”. That of Edward Yau, Joshua Law, James Lau, Nicholas Yang, Patrick Nip and Michael Wong can be labeled as “inconspicuous”. No one falls into the category of “depressing” or “disastrous” performer. The maximum sampling error of all approval and disapproval rates is +/-4 percentage points at 95% confidence level, while the sampling errors of rating figures and net approval rates need another calculation. The response rate of the survey is 47%.

Points to note:

[1] The address of the “HKU POP SITE” is http://hkupop.hku.hk, journalists can check out the details of the survey there.

[2] The sample size of this survey is 1,002 successful interviews, not 1,002 x 46.8% response rate. In the past, many media made this mistake.

[3] “95% confidence level” means that if we were to repeat a certain survey 100 times, using the same questions each time but with different random samples, we would expect 95 times getting a figure within the error margins specified. When quoting these figures, journalists can state “sampling error of rating not more than +/-2.4, sampling error of percentages not more than +/-4%, and sampling error of net values not more than +/-7% at 95% confidence level”.

[4] Because of sampling errors in conducting the survey(s) and the rounding procedures in processing the data, the figures cannot be too precise, and the totals may not be completely accurate. Therefore, when quoting percentages of the survey(s), journalists should refrain from reporting decimal places, but when quoting the rating figures, one decimal place can be used.

[5] The data of this survey is collected by means of random telephone interviews conducted by real interviewers, not by any interactive voice system (IVS). If a research organization uses “computerized random telephone survey” to camouflage its IVS operation, it should be considered unprofessional.


Latest Figures

From July 2017, POP enhanced the previous weighting method that has been used for quite a few years. Apart from age, gender and education, economic activity group is now also taken into account when adjusting data. The latest figures released today have been rim-weighted according to figures provided by the Census and Statistics Department. The gender-age distribution of the Hong Kong population came from “Mid-year population for 2017”, while the educational attainment (highest level attended) distribution and economic activity status distribution came from “Women and Men in Hong Kong - Key Statistics (2018 Edition)”. In the past, the mobile sample would be rim-weighted according to the basic Public Sentiment Index (PSI) figures collected in the landline sample. In July 2018, POP further refined the weighting method. The landline sample and the mobile sample would no longer be processed separately. The mobile sample would also no longer be adjusted using the basic PSI figures collected in the landline sample. The overall effect is that the importance of the mobile sample would be increased. Herewith the contact information for the latest survey:

Date of survey

Sample size

Effective response rate

Maximum sampling error of percentages[6]

2-4/10/2018

1,002

46.8%

+/-3%

[6] Errors are calculated at 95% confidence level using full sample size. “95% confidence level” means that if we were to repeat a certain survey 100 times, using the same questions each time but with different random samples, we would expect 95 times getting a figure within the error margins specified. Questions using only sub-samples would have bigger sampling error. Sampling errors of ratings and net approval rates are calculated according to the distribution of the scores collected.


As different questions involve different sub-samples, the sampling errors will vary accordingly. The table below briefly shows the relationship between sample size and maximum sampling errors for the readers to capture the corresponding changes:

Sample size

(total sample or sub-sample)

Sampling error of percentages[7]

(maximum values)

Sample size

(total sample or sub-sample)

Sampling error of percentages[7]

(maximum values)

1,300

+/- 2.8%

1,350

+/- 2.7%

1,200

+/- 2.9%

1,250

+/- 2.8%

1,100

+/- 3.0%

1,150

+/- 3.0%

1,000

+/- 3.2%

1,050

+/- 3.1%

900

+/- 3.3%

950

+/- 3.2%

800

+/- 3.5%

850

+/- 3.4%

700

+/- 3.8%

750

+/- 3.7%

600

+/- 4.1%

650

+/- 3.9%

500

+/- 4.5%

550

+/- 4.3%

400

+/- 5.0%

450

+/- 4.7%

[7] Based on 95% confidence interval.


Recent popularity figures of CE Carrie Lam are summarized as follows:

Date of survey

18-23/7/18

6-9/8/18

20-22/8/18

3-6/9/18

18-20/9/18

2-4/10/18

Latest change

Sample base

1,002

1,000

1,022

1,030

1,002

1,002

--

Effective response rate

49.0%

51.2%

53.0%

50.4%

55.6%

46.8%

--

Finding

Finding

Finding

Finding

Finding

Finding

Finding and error [8]

--

Rating of CE Carrie Lam

56.2

55.4

55.3

57.3

50.8[9]

52.3+/-1.7

+1.5

Vote of confidence in CE Carrie Lam

47%

45%

49%

48%

40%[9]

44+/-3%

+3%

Vote of no confidence in CE Carrie Lam

38%

44%[9]

35%[9]

38%

45%[9]

40+/-3%

-5%[9]

Net approval rate

8%

1%

14%[9]

10%

-4%[9]

4+/-6%

+8%[9]

[8] All error figures in the table are calculated at 95% confidence level. “95% confidence level” means that if we were to repeat a certain survey 100 times, using the same questions each time but with different random samples, we would expect 95 times getting a figure within the error margins specified. Media can state “sampling error of rating not more than +/-1.7, sampling error of percentages not more than +/-3%, sampling error of net approval rates not more than +/-6% at 95% confidence level” when quoting the above figures. The error margin of previous survey can be found at the POP Site.

[9] Such changes have gone beyond the sampling errors at the 95% confidence level, meaning that they are statistically significant prima facie. However, whether numerical differences are statistically significant is not the same as whether they are practically useful or meaningful, and different weighting methods could have been applied in different surveys.


Recent popularity figures of the three Secretaries of Departments under the accountability system are summarized below:

Date of survey

4-9/5/18

4-7/6/18

3-5/7/18

6-9/8/18

3-6/9/18

2-4/10/18

Latest change

Sample base[10]

532-579

747-804

531-554

719-747

551-565

535-539

--

Effective response rate*

59.5%

56.3%

49.5%

51.2%

50.4%

46.8%

--

Finding

Finding

Finding

Finding

Finding

Finding

Finding & error [11]

--

Rating of CS Matthew Cheung

51.7

51.6

51.6

50.9

51.5

48.0+/-2.3

-3.5[12]

Vote of confidence in
CS Matthew Cheung

32%

31%

32%

31%

33%

28+/-4%

-5%

Vote of no confidence in
CS Matthew Cheung

23%

23%

22%

21%

24%

23+/-4%

-1%

Net approval rate

9%

8%

9%

10%

9%

6+/-6%

-3%

Rating of FS Paul Chan

39.8[12]

39.5

40.1

39.5

38.9

41.3+/-2.4

+2.4

Vote of confidence in FS Paul Chan

15%

17%

20%

18%

20%

23+/-4%

+4%

Vote of no confidence in FS Paul Chan

52%[12]

50%

48%

49%

48%

43+/-4%

-6%

Net approval rate

-38%

-33%

-28%

-31%

-29%

-19+/-7%

+9%

Rating of SJ Teresa Cheng

39.8

40.0

40.9

40.3

41.2

39.2+/-2.3

-2.0

Vote of confidence in SJ Teresa Cheng

15%

18%

19%

17%

21%

18+/-3%

-3%

Vote of no confidence in SJ Teresa Cheng

36%[12]

37%

37%

36%

32%

34+/-4%

+2%

Net approval rate

-21%[12]

-19%

-18%

-19%

-11%

-17+/-6%

-5%

* In July 2018, POP revised the calculation of effective response rate. Thus, the response rates before and after the change cannot be directly compared.

[10] The frequency of this series of questions is different from that of CE popularity ratings. Comparisons, if made, should be synchronized using the same intervals. These questions only uses sub-samples of the tracking surveys concerned, the sample size for each question also varies.

[11] All error figures in the table are calculated at 95% confidence level. “95% confidence level” means that if we were to repeat a certain survey 100 times, using the same questions each time but with different random samples, we would expect 95 times getting a figure within the error margins specified. Media can state “sampling error of various ratings not more than +/-2.4, sampling error of percentages not more than +/-4%, sampling error of net approval rates not more than +/-7% at 95% confidence level” when quoting the above figures. The error margin of previous survey can be found at the POP Site.

[12] Such changes have gone beyond the sampling errors at the 95% confidence level, meaning that they are statistically significant prima facie. However, whether numerical differences are statistically significant is not the same as whether they are practically useful or meaningful, and different weighting methods could have been applied in different surveys.


Latest popularity figures of Directors of Bureaux under the accountability system are summarized below, in descending order of net approval rates:

Date of survey

6-9/8/18

3-6/9/18

2-4/10/18

Latest change

Sample base[13]

570-625

590-653

578-630

--

Effective response rate

51.2%

50.4%

46.8%

--

Sample base / Percentage of answer

Base

%

Base

%

Base

% &
error [14]

--

Vote of confidence in Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan

578

49%

619

51%

594

44+/-4%

-8%[15]

Vote of no confidence in Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan

578

9%

619

8%

594

14+/-3%

+6%[15]

Net approval rate

578

40%

619

43%

594

30+/-6%

-14%[15]

Vote of confidence in Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau

625

45%

644

40%

601

37+/-4%

-3%

Vote of no confidence in Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau

625

10%

644

13%

601

11+/-3%

-2%

Net approval rate

625

35%

644

27%[15]

601

27+/-5%

-1%

Vote of confidence in Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law

612

45%

610

38%[15]

630

36+/-4%

-2%

Vote of no confidence in Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law

612

8%

610

10%

630

10+/-2%

--

Net approval rate

612

37%

610

28%[15]

630

26+/-5%

-1%

Vote of confidence in Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong

590

43%

613

45%

612

41+/-4%

-4%

Vote of no confidence in Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong

590

14%

613

11%

612

16+/-3%

+5%[15]

Net approval rate

590

30%

613

34%

612

25+/-6%

-9%[15]

Vote of confidence in Secretary for Security John Lee

605

37%

595

36%

589

34+/-4%

-2%

Vote of no confidence in Secretary for Security John Lee

605

17%

595

16%

589

19+/-3%

+3%

Net approval rate

605

20%

595

20%

589

15+/-6%[16]

-5%

Vote of confidence in Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury James Lau

595

24%

590

22%

600

22+/-3%

--

Vote of no confidence in Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury James Lau

595

7%

590

10%[15]

600

8+/-2%

-3%

Net approval rate

595

17%

590

12%

600

15+/-4%[16]

+3%

Vote of confidence in Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing

608

36%

631

38%

578

33+/-4%

-4%

Vote of no confidence in Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing

608

24%[15]

631

18%[15]

578

20+/-3%

+2%

Net approval rate

608

12%[15]

631

20%

578

14+/-6%

-6%

Vote of confidence in Secretary for Development Michael Wong

587

26%

622

24%

601

19+/-3%

-4%

Vote of no confidence in Secretary for Development Michael Wong

587

14%

622

15%

601

12+/-3%

-3%

Net approval rate

587

12%

622

9%

601

7+/-5%

-1%

Vote of confidence in Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip

602

19%

653

22%

601

21+/-3%

-1%

Vote of no confidence in Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip

602

16%

653

16%

601

16+/-3%

--

Net approval rate

602

3%

653

6%

601

5+/-5%[17]

-2%

Vote of confidence in Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung

618

26%

638

26%

591

31+/-4%

+5%

Vote of no confidence in Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung

618

30%

638

29%

591

26+/-4%

-3%

Net approval rate

618

-4%

638

-3%

591

5+/-6%[17]

+8%

Vote of confidence in Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nicholas Yang

623

24%

623

24%

607

22+/-3%

-2%

Vote of no confidence in Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nicholas Yang

623

26%

623

25%

607

24+/-4%

-1%

Net approval rate

623

-2%

623

-1%

607

-2+/-6%

-1%

Vote of confidence in Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan

608

26%

611

23%

584

26+/-4%

+3%

Vote of no confidence in Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan

608

37%[15]

611

35%

584

38+/-4%

+2%

Net approval rate

608

-10%[15]

611

-12%

584

-12+/-7%

--

Vote of confidence in Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah

570

29%

598

26%

589

24+/-4%

-2%

Vote of no confidence in Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah

570

37%

598

44%[15]

589

40+/-4%

-4%

Net approval rate

570

-8%

598

-18%[15]

589

-16+/-7%

+1%

[13] These questions only uses sub-samples of the tracking surveys concerned, the sample size for each question also varies.

[14] All error figures in the table are calculated at 95% confidence level. “95% confidence level” means that if we were to repeat a certain survey 100 times, using the same questions each time but with different random samples, we would expect 95 times getting a figure within the error margins specified. Media can state “sampling error of percentages not more than +/-4% and sampling error of net approval rates not more than +/-7% at 95% confidence level” when quoting the above figures. The error margin of previous survey can be found at the POP Site.

[15] Such changes have gone beyond the sampling errors at the 95% confidence level, meaning that they are statistically significant prima facie. However, whether numerical differences are statistically significant is not the same as whether they are practically useful or meaningful, and different weighting methods could have been applied in different surveys.

[16] Based on the figures of latest survey, in one decimal place, the respective net approval rates of Secretary for Security John Lee and Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury James Lau are 14.9 and 14.6 percentage points. Thus, they are ranked fifth and sixth this time.

[17] Based on the figures of latest survey, in one decimal place, the respective net approval rates of Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip and Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung are 4.9 and 4.6 percentage points. Thus, they are ranked ninth and tenth this time.


The latest survey showed that CE Carrie Lam scored 52.3 marks, and 44% supported her as CE, her net approval rate is positive 4 percentage points. Meanwhile, the corresponding ratings of CS Matthew Cheung, FS Paul Chan and SJ Teresa Cheng were 48.0, 41.3 and 39.2 marks, and 28%, 23% and 18% would vote for their reappointments correspondingly. Their net approval rates are positive 6, negative 19 and negative 17 percentage points respectively.

As for the Directors of Bureaux, according to the net approval rates, results revealed that the top position goes to Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan, attaining positive 30 percentage points. The 2nd to 4th places belong to Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau, Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law and Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong with net approval rates of positive 27, positive 26 and positive 25 percentage points respectively. Secretary for Security John Lee, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury James Lau, Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for Development Michael Wong, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip, Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung, Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan and Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah ranked 5th to 13th, their corresponding net approval rates are positive 15, positive 15, positive 14, positive 7, positive 5, positive 5, negative 2, negative 12 and negative 16 percentage points. In other words, no Director scored a net approval rate of over 50%.

Opinion Daily

In January 2007, POP opened a feature page called “Opinion Daily” at the “POP Site”, to record significant events and selected polling figures on a day-to-day basis, in order to let readers judge by themselves the reasons for the ups and downs of different opinion figures. In July 2007, POP collaborated with Wisers Information Limited whereby Wisers supplies to POP each day starting from July 24, a record of significant events of that day, according to the research method designed by POP. These daily entries would be uploaded to “Opinion Daily” as soon as they are verified by POP.

For the polling items covered in this press release, the previous survey of some items was conducted from 3 to 6 September, 2018 while this survey was conducted from 2 to 4 October, 2018. During this period, herewith the significant events selected from counting newspaper headlines and commentaries on a daily basis and covered by at least 25% of the local newspaper articles. Readers can make their own judgment if these significant events have any impacts to different polling figures.

28/9/18

World’s first case of rat hepatitis E infection is found in Choi Wan Estate.

28/9/18

Price Indices of Private Domestic Property fall for the first time in 29 months.

27/9/18

Hong Kong Banks increase prime rate for the first time in twelve years.

24/9/18

An order banning the Hong Kong National Party’s operation is gazetted by the government.

22/9/18

The Hong Kong Section of Express Rail Link is officially launched.

20/9/18

Media continues to report on Typhoon Mangkhut.

18/9/18

Media continues to report on Typhoon Mangkhut.

17/9/18

The traffic is paralyzed in the first working day after Super Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong.

16/9/18

Super Typhoon Mangkhut hits Hong Kong.

7/9/18

Thirteen protesters who oppose North East New Territories development plan win their appeal at the Court of Final Appeal.


Commentary

Note: The following commentary was written by Research Manager of POP, Frank Lee.

Our latest survey shows that the popularity figures of CE Carrie Lam have rebounded from the historical low figures registered two weeks ago after Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong. Her latest popularity rating is 52.3 marks, approval rate 44%, disapproval rate 40%, giving a net popularity of positive 4 percentage points.

As for the Secretaries of Departments, the support rating of CS Matthew Cheung drops significantly by 3.5 marks to 48.0 marks, a record low since he took office. His latest approval rate stands at 28%, disapproval rate 23%, giving a net popularity of positive 6 percentage points. The latest support rating of FS Paul Chan is 41.3 marks, approval rate 23%, disapproval rate 43%, thus a net popularity of negative 19 percentage points. As for SJ Teresa Cheng, her support rating is 39.2 marks, approval rate 18%, disapproval rate 34%, giving a net popularity of negative 17 percentage points. In terms of popularity rating and net approval rate, Matthew Cheung continues to be the most popular Secretary of Department.

As for the Directors of Bureaux, compared to one month ago, the net approval rates of 3 among 13 Directors have gone up, 9 have gone down while 1 remained unchanged. Among them, Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan and Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong register significant changes in their net approval rates, down by 14 and 9 percentage points respectively. Their latest net approval rates, along with those of Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law and Secretary for Development Michael Wong, are at record low since they took office. Among all the Directors, Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan and Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah register negative popularities, at negative 2, negative 12 and negative 16 percentage points respectively. Sophia Chan continues to be the most popular Director, with a net approval rate of positive 30 percentage points.

According to POP’s standard, no one falls under the category of “ideal” or “successful” performer. The performance of Carrie Lam, Sophia Chan, Law Chi-kwong, John Lee, Wong Kam-sing, Kevin Yeung, Matthew Cheung, Frank Chan, Lau Kong-wah, Paul Chan and Teresa Cheng can be labeled as “mediocre”. That of Edward Yau, Joshua Law, James Lau, Nicholas Yang, Patrick Nip and Michael Wong can be labeled as “inconspicuous”. No one falls into the category of “depressing” or “disastrous” performer.

The following table summarizes the grading of CE Carrie Lam and the principal officials for readers’ easy reference:

“Ideal”: those with approval rates of over 66%; ranked by their approval rates shown inside brackets

“Successful”: those with approval rates of over 50%; ranked by their approval rates shown inside brackets

“Mediocre”: those not belonging to other 5 types; ranked by their approval rates shown inside brackets

CE Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (44%)[18]; Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee (44%)[18]; Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong (41%); Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu (34%); Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing (33%); Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung Yun-hung (31%); CS Matthew Cheung Kin-chung (28%); Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan Fan (26%); Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah (24%); FS Paul Chan Mo-po (23%); SJ Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah (18%)

“Inconspicuous”: those with recognition rates of less than 50%; ranked by their approval rates; the first figure inside bracket is approval rate while the second figure is recognition rate

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau Tang-wah (37%, 48%); Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law Chi-kong (36%, 46%); Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury James Henry Lau Jr (22%, 30%)[19]; Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nicholas Yang Wei-hsiung (22%, 46%) [19]; Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip Tak-kuen (21%, 37%); Secretary for Development Michael Wong Wai-lun (19%, 32%)

“Depressing”: those with disapproval rates of over 50%; ranked by their disapproval rates shown inside brackets

“Disastrous”: those with disapproval rates of over 66%; ranked by their disapproval rates shown inside brackets

[18] In one decimal place, the respective approval rates of CE Carrie Lam and Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan are 43.6% and 43.5%.

[19] In one decimal place, the respective approval rates of Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury James Lau and Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nicholas Yang are 22.3% and 22.2%.


Future Releases (Tentative)

  • October 11, 2018 (Thursday) 12pm to 2pm: Policy Address Instant Poll
  • October 16, 2018 (Tuesday) 12pm to 2pm: Policy Address First Follow-up Survey, Ratings of Top 10 Political Groups