The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) commissioned Public Opinion Programme at the University of Hong Kong for the first time in 2010 for a public opinion poll to gauge people’s instant views on the poverty alleviation policies of the Policy Address. The same survey series is repeated every year since then. This year, HKCSS commissioned POP again for the eighth time for the same survey to be conducted on 11 October 2017 (i.e. the day CE announced the Policy Address) to gauge the public’s instant reaction on the poverty alleviation policies of the Policy Address, and compare the results with previous figures.
The research instrument used in this study was designed entirely by the POP Team after consulting HKCSS. Fieldwork operations and data analysis were conducted independently by the POP Team, without interference from any outside party. In other words, although the questions mainly stemmed from HKCSS’s ideas, POP was given full autonomy to design and conduct the survey, and POP would take full responsibility for all the findings reported herewith.