The pro-Beijing candidate was defeated fiercely in the Hong Kong District Council election. The CCP did not expect this result. After a few days of silence, some voices began to accuse the election of suspected fraud and other illegal acts. So what do the people in Hong Kong think of this election?
Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute (PORI) also started “De Way Out” Project, which collects public opinions on the District Council election and the future of Hong Kong via online surveys. 68% of interviewed voters take the District Council Election as “Referendum”
The first round of survey collected responses from 3848 people form November 24 to 25. The second round received responses from 20445 people from November 26 to December 2. The result of the second round shows that 68% of interviewees regarded the District Council election as a “referendum”, meaning that the people were expressing their opinions about social topics via voting for certain candidates.
69% of respondents did not vote thinking that election will help the government stop violence and chaos in the society. 62% are satisfied with the election result. 48% think this election is unfair.
The survey also asked about the popularity of the “Five Demands”. 71% of the respondents support the establishment of an independent commission of inquiry into police conduct and use of force during the protests; 70% of the respondents support government reform; 61% support the release of arrested protesters; 65% support the resignation of Carrie Lam and 63% support the reestablishment of the Hong Kong Police Force.