Well-known Chinese news site Sina recently reported on the Public Opinion Programme that the University of Hong Kong (HKUPOP) released on its latest study report. The report showed that all five core social indexes reached the lowest level since 2003. The five core indexes are democracy, freedom, prosperity, stability, and the rule of law. Among seven non-core social indexes, five of them declined, especially those for public safety, social welfare, and social manners. Of all of the indexes, stability had the lowest score (5.84 out of 10). Democracy scored the second lowest (5.89 out of 10). The scoring for publication and academic research, as well as for artistic creation all reached the lowest level since 1997. The report was based on a scientific poll among 1,026 Hong Kong residents.
Source: Sina, February 23, 2016