AN overwhelming majority of people support the decision to sack tax chief Wong Ho-sang, according to a survey. However, parishioners at a church in Happy Valley, regularly attended by the strongly religious Mr Wong, refused to pass judgment on his behaviour. The disgraced commissioner of Inland Revenue, a member of the Hong Kong Ling Liang Church, had often used God's name in his work. 'I always, in the course of my meetings with senior staff, bear witness to them how God has blessed this department,' he said in an interview last November. Mr Wong was sacked on Thursday after an inquiry found him guilty of handling files submitted by his wife's tax consultancy company. Mr Wong also failed to report a token investment of $1 in J. Enterprises Agency Ltd, a firm that owns his flat and the office where his wife's company was based. He denied any wrongdoing. The minister at the Happy Valley church, who declined to give his name, confirmed Mr Wong was a regular church-goer. But he refused to say more about Mr Wong or comment on the case. Worshippers at the church also said they would not talk about Mr Wong. Eighty per cent of respondents to the survey conducted by the Hong Kong Policy Research Institute said they supported the Government's decision to terminate Mr Wong's contract. Among the 743 people questioned, only 10 per cent opposed the sacking, with the rest unsure. Twenty-three per cent of respondents said their confidence in the Government had increased after the ruling, while 13 per cent said their confidence had decreased. The rest said their confidence was unchanged. Mr Wong, 56, who was re-employed on a contract after he retired from the Government last year, is the most senior civil servant ever sacked. He told the South China Morning Post in November he believed God had influenced decisions at the department. Key developments which helped improve efficiency were the result of God's help, he said.