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74% of Taipei Citizens Approve Taipei City Government’s Execution Capability and Legal Compliance

The Research, Development and Evaluation Commission, Taipei City Government conducted a poll between September 26 and September 30, 2022 to understand citizens’ opinions about the mayor’s job performance, public governance, overall condition of Taipei City, and the district-level Care and Support Centers for COVID-19.   

Mayor’s Job Performance

According to the poll, 59% of the 1,168 respondents approve of Mayor Ko’s job performance, while 33% disapprove. The approval rate slightly increases by 1% compared to the poll conducted by the Taipei City Government in June 2022.  

Public Governance 

The survey about public governance includes 15 indicators based on three pillars – “governance efficiency,” “response capability and civic engagement,” and “governance philosophy.” The result shows that the respondents hold positive attitudes in general. The three top-rated indicators are “legal compliance” (72%), “execution capability” (71%), and “administrative efficiency” (69%). Most of the results are similar to those of the poll conducted in September 2021. The positive responses in the two polls mostly fluctuate between 1% and 2%. The only two exceptions are “policy/implementation innovation” (57%) and “expenditure saving” (57%), which drop 4% and 6 % respectively.

Overall Condition of Taipei City

Half (50%) of the 1,168 respondents agree that Taipei City continues to make progress, and 67% are proud to be part of the city. The approval rates drop 3% and 4% respectively compared to the same poll conducted in September 2021. In addition, the Taipei City administration overcomes the passing score of 60 to receive an average of 67, which is one point less than the result of the same poll conducted last year.

District-level Care and Support Centers for COVID-19 

More than half (54%) of the respondents know the Care and Support Centers for COVID-19. In addition, 24% call for or receive services from the centers, while 30% had no contact with any of the centers at all. Among the 633 respondents who know the center, 78% agree with the establishment of such centers. As to satisfaction towards the centers, those having experiences with the centers are more satisfied with an approval rate of 88% than those having no contact at all (71%). The result indicates people appreciate the government established these centers during the peak of COVID-19.

Opinion Poll Methodology

The public opinion poll is based on landline telephone interviews conducted in the evenings of September 26-30, 2022. It successfully interviewed 1,168 people residing in Taipei and aged 18 or older, while 1,972 people refused to participate in the poll. The margin of sampling error is ±2.87% with a 95% confidence level. The telephone numbers were randomly selected from the residential numbers registered in Taipei City with systematic 2-digit mantissa substitution. The calculation of sampling weights is based on gender, age, and registered domicile.