SCMP.com's most popular polls of 2013
Hongkongers were more vocal than ever in 2013, voting on our polls in record numbers
Readers of SCMP.com took to their keyboards and voted with their fingers during 2013 as we set them daily poll questions.
Occupy Central, a near riot in Mong Kok and Edward Snowden were all hot topics when it came to casting votes.
But one poll in particular struck a chord with readers: would Hongkongers vote to return to a British overseas territory, given the option?
The question came about in March when Falkland Islanders voted 99.8 per cent in favour of remaining a British Overseas Territory. This, of course, came in the same month that some Hong Kong activists waved colonial flags during protests in the city.
A staggering 21,185 votes were cast in our poll, resulting in 90 per cent of readers suggesting that Hongkongers would return to a British overseas territory.
While SCMP.com's polls are in no way scientific – after all, we are unable to tell whether voters are from Hong Kong or elsewhere in the world – it sparked much debate online.
Here, we present the top 10 most popular polls of the year.
Yes, but with conditions to prevent misuse: 631
The police: 2,294
Teacher Lam Wai-sze: 209
Pro-police protesters: 262
Radical pan-democrats: 127
Do you agree with a state leader that display of Hong Kong’s colonial flag indicates "subverting" forces?
Should Hong Kong cap the number of mainland tourists even if it means tourism growth will slow down?
Negative involvement in international affairs: 252
Uncivilized behaviour of tourists: 622
Stalled political reform: 210