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Statistical Survey

Darker dangers ignored in Hong Kong's youth drug abuse figures

Darker dangers ignored in Hong Kong's youth drug abuse figures

Last week, Narcotics Commissioner Erika Hui Lam Yin-ming relayed the results from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse survey of local and international school students. Rather predictably, the number of reported and new drug users aged under 21 last year dropped by 20 per cent and 21 per cent, respectively, in comparison to 2011.

Thursday, 28 March, 2013, 8:49am

Don't mess with opinion polls

Opinion polls are playing an increasingly important role in public affairs. When conducted professionally, they can be very useful tools to gauge the community's views on topical issues and provide valuable references for formulating policies. But surveys can be tricky affairs.

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Tang admits aide called university on half-done poll

Chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen yesterday admitted that one of his campaign aides had called Baptist University in connection with a poll that appeared to show him gaining in popularity on his chief rival, Leung Chung-ying.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Looking to the future

An interesting survey shows that the majority of respondents of Asia's next generation have a strong desire to be involved in financial decisions to ensure that their assets are protected and to continue growing their wealth.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Survey aims to assess huge changes in travel behaviour

Hard on the heels of the 2011 census covering the whole of Hong Kong, the government will launch another major survey next month to assess residents' commuting patterns and transport needs.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Trust in central government drops after refusal to release activists

Hongkongers' trust in the central government dropped after Beijing refused to release Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo and melamine milk activist Zhao Lianhai , a study found.

8 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Caution the key when checking people's pulse

What do we think? To find out, politicians and policymakers often consult opinion polls. Done properly, they give an accurate portrait of a community's attitudes, beliefs, opinions and preferences. But what are we to make of the dozen or so surveys leading up to tomorrow's vote by legislators on the government's electoral reforms? Contradictions abound.

22 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Recognition of officials so low HKU stops poll

Public recognition of undersecretaries and political assistants is consistently so low that the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme has decided to stop conducting surveys gauging people's familiarity with them.

20 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Expats find it easy to blend in, survey finds

Expatriates in Hong Kong find it easy to make local friends and blend into community groups, a study has found.

The city ranks seventh for integration in the latest HSBC Bank International Expat Explorer survey.

11 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Few elderly making plans for death

Older sufferers of chronic illnesses may be more accepting of death than younger people, but very few elderly actually make practical preparations such as wills and funerals, a survey has found.

The survey was conducted by the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, which interviewed over 800 people suffering from such illnesses as arthritis, diabetes and epilepsy.

8 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Teens least alert to green issues

Young people are less environmentally aware than older generations, a survey has shown.

The telephone survey on consumer habits, conducted last year by research firm Synovate, found that overall only 46.5 per cent of 6,000 Hongkongers aged 15 to 19 were concerned about the environment.

9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

50pc in poll agree to ban on burning

Almost half of respondents supported a ban on burning offerings during the Ching Ming Festival next month if the weather is dry and windy, an online survey has found.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

More time with family: survey

The 2008-2009 budget has given elderly people a boost, with benefits including a one-off HK$3,000 allowance and extra day-care places. But a local group has voiced concerns over the emotional or spiritual needs of the city's senior citizens.

The Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) conducted a survey in January on the favourite activities of the elderly.

12 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Mid-Levels people oppose high-rise

More than 60 per cent of 300 residents in Mid-Levels questioned for a survey oppose the design of a 50-storey building proposed for the Central Police Station site by the Jockey Club. More than half of the respondents said they were worried the 160-metre-high building would worsen their quality of life by blocking sunlight and reducing air flow in the district.

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

More than 80pc willing to have airport scans

More than eight in 10 Hongkongers would be prepared to have their fingerprints and eyes scanned at airports to boost aviation security, according to a survey by an international security firm.

The survey found city residents even more worried about security in general than they were three months ago, when only Brazilians were more concerned.

22 Nov 2007 - 12:00am