Student protest group Scholarism has made it into the top 10 political groups in Hong Kong, coming in eighth in a University of Hong Kong Public Opinion Program popularity survey.
Pro-labor group the Neighbourhood and Workers Service Centre led the rankings on 55.9 points out of a possible 100, followed by the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions in second and the Civic Party in third.
The Labor Party also debuted in the top 10, finishing fourth on 50 points. Scholarism, which is in its third year, scored 45.1 in the survey.
Researchers conducted phone interviews with nearly 1,000 people in June, asking them to name the 10 political groups they were most familiar with and give them a grade.
Scholarism convenor Joshua Wong said he was surprised by the group’s the high popularity. He said that since the battle on national education, the group has been fighting for civil nomination in the chief executive election, and this could be the reason for the public support, Apple Daily reported Friday.
Wong also said the group will continue to fight for civil nomination through civil disobedience.
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