The majority of young people kept abreast of Hong Kong's latest political issues, but have insufficient channels to express views, a survey by a youth group has suggested. Youth group U-focus asked 495 people aged 15 to 35 late last month for their views on the city's political reforms and how the government's public consultations were conducted. The survey found 70 per cent of respondents knew about the on-going three-month consultation about the methods for electing the chief executive and legislators in 2012. The public consultation period will close on February 19 and the government is expected to draft a proposal afterwards. Sixty per cent of respondents said they had expressed their views. The most popular channel was signing petitions, with 40 per cent saying they had put their names to petition campaigns. Meanwhile, 33 per cent said they would be willing to rally, while 15 per cent said they would take part in a hunger strike. But only 6.7 per cent said they would attend the government-held consultation, while just 17.8 per cent would write about their suggestions to the government. The survey also asked the young people's views on a plan by pro-democracy lawmakers to push for universal suffrage. The plan for resignations aimed at triggering a referendum on suffrage won support from 55 per cent of the respondents. But more than 40 per cent of respondents thought talking to Beijing would be more fruitful. U-focus leader Mo Siu-lun said young people were more enthusiastic about politics than many people realised. 'In the past, Hong Kong youth were seen as politically indifferent but the survey shows they are eager to play a bigger role in politics.' Mo suggested the government hold youth forums in collaboration with universities, schools, youth groups and district councils to give more chances for young people to express their views.