A survey of about 1,000 Hong Kong people found more than half are not confident about the government's nine-point plan to stabilise the property market. The Chinese University poll found 58.8 per cent of respondents had no confidence in the package. Only 27.3 per cent were confident, while others said they did not know. Opposition to three of the nine measures was stronger than the support. These measures were the suspension of construction and sales of Home Ownership Scheme flats, the suspension of mixed development by the Housing Society and property developers, and the suspension of sales of public rental housing. But support for the other six measures was stronger than the opposition. These measures included offering housing loans, which attracted support from 75.2 per cent of respondents. On future policies, 51.3 per cent of respondents said the government should not assist people experiencing negative equity, while 38.3 per cent said the opposite. Fifty per cent disagreed that the government should reduce the number of public rental flats and offer rental subsidies instead to people queueing for public housing. The survey was conducted between November 25 and November 27. Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands Michael Suen Ming-yuen said it would be unrealistic to expect the nine-point package to immediately restore confidence in the property market. Sun Hung Kai Properties vice-chairman Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong said he had voiced his opposition to stopping regular land auctions to Mr Suen before the nine-point package was announced in November. He urged the government not to waver on its housing policy. 'It should not easily give in to legislators and property developers and pressure groups,' Mr Kwok said.