2015 – 2019
Politics and Institutional Change
District Council Election Hong Kong
Following the Occupy/Umbrella Movement in 2014, many pro-democracy political organizations were formed by young people. These organizations, known as the “umbrella soldiers”, won about 4% of the votes and six seats in the District Council during the fifth District Council ordinary election held on 22 November 2015.
To study the following aspects:
• the patterns of voting and non-voting behaviour
• the different orientations among the electorate in their choice of candidates
• the impact of the rise of the “umbrella soldiers”
• the voting behaviour of young people after the Occupy/Umbrella Movement
Four territory-wide telephone opinion surveys were conducted before and after the election.
A book titled 2015 Hong Kong District Council Election: opinion polls and analysis (《2015香港區議會選舉：民意調查與分析》) (details here) was published in 2019.