More than half of Hong Kong people do not want Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to be re-elected in the 2017 election, according to a survey by the Centre for Communication and Public Opinion Survey of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
The survey, which was conducted from July 14 to 21 and covered 1,006 citizens aged 15 or above, shows that 56.6 percent of the respondents “do not want” Leung to be re-elected, and 42.8 percent “exceedingly do not want” him to gain a second term in office.
Of the respondents who are opposed to Leung’s re-election, the majority are younger and have a higher level of education.
In the same survey, over 40 percent think the central government has been insincere in implementing universal suffrage for the chief executive election.
About 44.8 percent believe the Hong Kong government did not put enough effort in fighting for the interests of Hong Kong people when dealing with the central government on the issue of political reform.
The survey also shows that about 46.7 percent of the respondents think no matter how the chief executive is elected, it will not affect national security.
Meanwhile, 42.9 percent do not to trust the Hong Kong government while 28.7 percent trust it.
Of the respondents, 43.1 percent do not trust the central government while 31.4 percent say they trust Beijing.
About 45.8 percent trust the police force, while 31.6 percent say they do not.
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