Only about 35 percent of 798 local respondents said that they were very satisfied or satisfied with the overall performance of the government this year, according to the results of a survey released THursday.
The survey also found that about 50 percent of the respondents said that the performance of the government this year was just “so-so” or made no comment.
The findings of the survey, which was conducted by local think tank Association of Macau New Vision on December 14-15.
According to the organisers, 798 respondents took part in telephone interviews that used the CATI system.
Computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) is a telephone surveying technique in which the interviewer follows a script provided by a software application.
According to the findings, only 2.13 percent of the respondents said they were “very satisfied” with the government’s performance while about 33.3 percent were “satisfied” with it, while about 7.8 percent said that they were “unsatisfied” and about 2.2 percent were “very unsatisfied.”
About 3.6 percent said they didn’t know or refused to comment.
According to the association, this was the sixth time that the group has carried out a similar survey which it usually does twice a year.
Asked by the association to evaluate the performance of Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, respondents gave him an average of 60.46 points.
According to the survey, respondents asked to rate the performance of Chui, on a scale of zero to 100, plus his team of five policy secretaries. With 100 points being the highest and zero the lowest.
According to the findings, Chui was given 60.46 points, which is about two points higher than in a similar survey conducted in June.
This is the second time that Chui garnered over 60 points in the six survey held so far.
Among the government’s five policy secretaries, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U was given the highest marks – 62.84 points, two points higher than Chui, while Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam Pak Yuen garnered 61.36 points, the second highest score, followed by Secretary for Security Cheong Kuoc Va who received 59.59 points.
The two lowest-scoring secretaries are Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io with a mere 55.39 points and Administration and Justice Florinda Chan Lai Ma who obtained just 50.5 points, the lowest of the five policy secretaries.(macaunews)