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Welcome to the Hong Kong Election Study!

The Hong Kong Election Study (HKES) is a continual survey study that aims to advance the understanding of voting behavior in Hong Kong. The goal of the HKES is to provide objective data based on rigorously designed, theory-driven, and non-partisan survey instruments to answer important questions such as “why people vote?” and “what motivates them to vote for a candidate?”

The HKES was originally funded by the University Grants Committee’s General Research Fund to conduct surveys in the 2015 District Council Election and the 2016 Legislative Council Election (GRF Ref. No.: 14615915). As of March 2018, we have successfully conducted six waves of election surveys:

11/2015 District Council Election Post-election Survey

09/2016 Legislative Council Election Pre-election Survey

09/2016 Legislative Council Election Post-election Survey

03/2017 Chief Executive Election Pre-election Survey

03/2017 Chief Executive Election Post-election Survey

03/2018 By-election Post-election Survey

We collected our data from Internet surveys. We commissioned well-established online survey companies such as SSI and YouGov to administer our surveys using internet survey technologies. We are committed to making our high-quality survey data publicly available in order to facilitate research on Hong Kong elections.