Popularity of the Chief Executive: A brief Description
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The background the POP question on"policy directions"
CE's Popularity Survey
Popularity survey of CE and the HKSAR Government
(初版：2006年2月28日新聞公報之附加資料)The background the POP question on"policy directions"
The exact question used in mapping people's satisfaction with CE's policy direction is as follows:
"On the whole, how satisfied are you with Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's policy direction?"
Available answers include"very satisfied","quite satisfied","half-half","not quite satisfied","very dissatisfied" and"don't know / hard to say". Obviously, the number of"refusals" is also registered.
HKUPOP was established in 1991, we began to record people's satisfaction of Governor Chris Patten's policy address ever since he gave his first one in October 1992. The question used then was:"On the whole, how satisfied are you with XXX's policy address?" We used this question up to September 2002, shortly before Tung Chee-hwa delivered his first policy address of his second session. Meanwhile, POP continued to develop other indicators of policy satisfaction, including"people's satisfaction with CE's policy direction" since July 1997,"hypothetical voting on XXX as the CE" and"people's appraisal of CE's job performance", both since February 2002. Our frequent CE rating exercise continues, and Donald Tsang's becoming the CE did not change our operation. Our effort to search and test for the best method to study people's satisfaction of public policies continues up to this date.
(First release: Supplementary section of our press release of 28 February 2006)
(初版：2006年10月31日新聞公報之附加資料)CE's Popularity Survey
In advanced democratic countries, the popularity of their supreme leaders is the crux of all opinion polls. Soon after the establishment of HKUPOP, we immediately measured the popularity of our top leader as frequently as we could, using our limited resources. We began our "Governor rating surveys" in April 1992, which became "Chief Executive rating surveys" after the handover. The development of this survey is as follows:
The findings from our surveys on "popularity ratings of Governor/Chief Executive" conducted on or before December 1999 were released through our newsletter POP Express. After our HKU POP Site was established, the findings of January 2000 onward are released online, while all previous findings published in our POP Express have also uploaded on-line in various formats.
(初版：2007年1月30日新聞公報之附加資料)Popularity survey of CE and the HKSAR Government
One important aspect of opinion polling around the world is to monitor people's appraisal of the top leader and overall satisfaction with the government. Shortly after HKUPOP was established, we started to conduct surveys on these aspects. We explained the development of these surveys in our press releases of October 31 and November 28, 2006. Today, we release an updated version with some editing, so that readers can have a more comprehensive picture of such development.
(1) Development of CE's popularity survey
(2) Development of people's satisfaction with the HKSAR Government survey
Before April 2000, the sample size of our regular surveys was set at slightly over 500. After that, it was increased to at least 1,000. The above surveys are of no exception. All the above findings are now released on POP Site on a regular basis. Previous findings published in our newsletter POP Express have also been uploaded online in various formats.