Most young people in Hong Kong do not want the United States to start a war against Iraq, according to the Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association's latest online survey. The survey was conducted by the association's four member groups: Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association Youth Development Committee, Hong Kong New Generation Pulse, Hong Kong Tertiary Student Forum and Hong Kong New Generation Friends. A total of 275 secondary school students and 1,280 university students and working youth responded to the survey. More than 80 per cent of the secondary students were opposed to war, and over 60 per cent of the university students and working youth believed control over oil resources in the Middle East was the main motive behind a US-led attack on Iraq. About 70 per cent of the university students and working youth said the US should only launch war when world peace is at risk. The association has made an appeal to students to e-mail their views about war to US President George W. Bush ( email@example.com ). About 30 secondary and university students gathered outside the American Consulate last Sunday to display their anti-war sentiments. Vincent Yeung Hon-kuen, president of the association's Youth Development Committee, said it was important for young people to voice their views. 'We want to provide students with a platform to voice their views,' he said.