Young Hongkongers want to buy a better home if they have money, a survey conducted by a Hong Kong Polytechnic University professor shows. A total of 747 children and teenagers aged between six and 17 responded to last year's survey carried out by a team led by Louis Cheng. The results were compiled into a book, Kiddomoney: Operation Apple Pie, which was published this summer. When asked what they would do if they had a lot of money, 26 per cent said they would buy a better home, 11 per cent said they would use it for leisure, and slightly more than nine per cent said they would give it to charity. Only 4.6 per cent said they would spend on education. At the age of 40, 14.5 per cent of the respondents said they would use their money to buy a new home, while 13 per cent of them wanted to support their families. The respondents had a different view about how they would spend their money at the age of 20. Thirty-two per cent of them said education would be their top priority, followed by clothes (13 per cent) and necessities (10 per cent). Only 3.5 per cent said they would buy a flat. In his summary, Dr Cheng said the younger generation had a good understanding of how they wanted to spend their money. He encouraged parents and teachers to get a better idea of children's views about money.