New public opinion foundation established

Taipei, April 17 (CNA) Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation, a non-governmental and non-profit institute specialized in opinion polls and in-depth studies of public opinions, was established Sunday in Taipei.

Yu Ying-lung, chairman of the newly founded foundation and a former vice chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation, said in the opening ceremony that the foundation will conduct surveys on national issues and release their results with an analysis on a monthly basis.

He added that his foundation will focus on important national issues that are related to Taiwan's democratic development, including cross-strait relations, Taiwan's national and local elections, how the constitutional system is working and the performances of the government.

"We hope to record the voices of Taiwanese with scientific figures," he added. Chiou I-jen, former secretary-general of the National Security Council, who was present at the ceremony, urged the foundation to make good use of the big data to faithfully reflect true public opinions. (By Lu Hsin-hui and Brook Hsiao)