The results released were obtained from 832 residents involving two surveys conducted in March and April this year. A random sample survey of 582 people was conducted by telephone through the Survey Research Laboratory of the Department of Sociology at the Baptist University. The other was a non-random survey of 250 residents from Lantau and Peng Chau islands. Results from both surveys were similar and a review of the respondents' characteristics indicated that the respondents were generally similar to the Hong Kong population profile. This is the first of a series of surveys on Disneyland to be conducted by the Polytechnic University over the next few years. The information will help design tourism projects that will reduce the community's fears over real or imagined problems.