Police luster fades, sinks to seven-year low

Local | 13 Aug 2019 7:50 pm

More than three-quarters of respondents in a public opinion survey said they support an independent inquiry to investigate alleged police brutality, as views towards the police turned negative, RTHK reports.

This was among the findings of the latest public opinion survey by veteran pollster Robert Chung, which also found that Chief Executive Carrie Lam's popularity is worst among all Hong Kong leaders in recent memory.
The level of satisfaction towards the police fell from 61 before the start of the anti-extradition protests in June to 39.4, the lowest score since records began in 2012.

The Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, led by Chung, questioned 1,000 people over the phone from August 1-6. 

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