Trust in two systems one point down

Staff reporter

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fewer than half of Hongkongers are confident in “one country, two systems,” according to the latest University of Hong Kong poll.

But the 48 percent confidence level is just down 1 percent from last December.

The HKU Public Opinion Programme interviewed 1,023 people from March 17-20.

The number of respondents who trust the central government has dropped 1 percent to 36 percent while only 17 percent of them trust the Taiwanese government. On the other hand, 53 percent had confidence in Hong Kong’s future while 67 percent had confidence in China’s future.

The survey also found that one in every two people aged 18 to 29 does not trust the SAR government. This compared with 57 percent of those aged above 50 who still trust the government, with 23 percent showing distrust.