Ninety per cent of the Catholic diocese believes that the national
security bill will limit the freedom of Hong Kong people, according to
a survey by a church group.
The Justice and Peace Commission of Hong Kong Catholic Diocese also
said that the three amendments announced by Chief Executive Tung
Chee-hwa on Saturday did not satisfy the demands of the 500,000 people
who took part in the protest march on July 1.
According to the survey, 70 per cent of the 2,000 respondents felt
that Hong Kong's present laws were sufficient to safeguard national
Meanwhile, a youth association has found that young people tend to
support the enactment of an Article 23 law even though 60 per cent of
them admitted they did not understand details of the legislation.
About 63 per cent of the 420 youths interviewed online agreed that
Hong Kong had the responsibility to enact a bill safeguarding national
But the Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association's survey also
showed that more than two-thirds of the respondents had never read the
content of the national security bill.
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