“DE Way Out” Project
§ In view of the upcoming District Council election on November 24, Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute (HKPORI) is working with scholars to kick start the “DE Way Out” project, which aims to find a way out for the chaotic society by collecting public opinions on the District Council election and the future of Hong Kong via online surveys.
§ The steering group of “DE Way Out” project comprises the following three members, more may be recruited in due course:
o Robert Chung, President and CEO, Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute
o Chung Kim-wah, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, PolyU
o Kenneth Chan, Associate Professor, Department of Government and International Studies, HKBU
§ DE Way Out” would collect public opinion by two rounds of online surveys. The first round will take place on November 24 District Council election day (7:30am to 11:59pm), and the second round during November 25 to 30.
§ “DE Way Out” requests people to register as POP Panel members before submitting opinions via the online platform. The project, however, also accepts submissions from unregistered people, only that views from unverified sources may not be counted. “DE Way Out” surveys cover areas like reasons of voters’ choice, appraisal of the election process and results, as well as suggestions to resolve the current crisis.
§ On November 23 and 24, volunteers will be deployed by “DE Way Out” to different districts to distribute promotion leaflets. They will invite people to become panel members and then make submissions. The locations of leaflet distribution are yet to be decided. “DE Way Out” requires a lot of volunteers, please register at the HKPORI website.