Fewer to turn out

PUBLISHED : Friday, 01 May, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 01 May, 1998, 12:00am

Fewer people are likely to vote in the legislative council election on May 24 than in the 1995 polls, a survey showed yesterday.

In a poll conducted by Hong Kong University's Social Science Research Centre on Tuesday, 61 per cent of the 3,004 respondents said they would vote, a one percentage point fall from the previous Tuesday's study.

It also represented a six percentage point drop in comparison with the figures in August 1995, one month before the elections.

In this week's survey, 25 per cent of respondents said they had yet to decide on whether they would vote, up slightly from the 24 per cent registered in the previous survey.