Archives: NZ Issues Polls

Poll on Israel

September 3, 2017

A poll by Curia for the NZ Israel Institute found:

  • 55% support the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state and 13% opposed
  • 30% believe NZ should have abstained on the UN Security Council resolution and 27% support the co-sponsoring

Capable leader poll

August 25, 2017

The Herald reports:

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has eclipsed Andrew Little’s ratings in a poll to rate the most capable person of running the Government but is well behind Bill English.

English, the National Party leader and Prime Minister, is streets ahead of the newcomer and he has improved on his ratings in the Herald-ZB-Kantar TNS poll.

English was rated most capable by 45 per cent compared with his rating of 41 per cent in July.

Ardern was rated the most capable by 32 per cent, a huge improvement on the 10 per cent that former leader Andrew Little got last month.

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters was rated by 7 per cent, two points lower than July.


UMR on Immigration

July 13, 2017

The Spinoff reports:

  • 34% positive on immigration
  • 41% neutral
  • 23% negative
  • 61% support migrants being able to continue traditional cultural practices, 33% opposed

Roy Morgan reports on the biggest issues:

  1. Poverty 14%
  2. House prices 13.7%
  3. Homelessness 9.6%
  4. Government 6.2%
  5. Immigration 5.5%

Horizon reported:

Support for medical assistance to die for those suffering from end-stage terminal illness and irreversible unbearable suffering was 75% overall, with only 11% opposed. …

Polling of another possible policy option found overall support was also very strong for medical assistance to die for people who had irreversible conditions, such as motor neurone disease, which may not cause death in the immediate future, with 66% in favour and 15% opposed or strongly opposed.

Stuff reports:

The survey, commissioned by Church Property Trustees, found 59 per cent of respondents felt Anglicans should not make the decision alone. About 48 per cent of those polled believed the Government should intervene in the future of the cathedral.

It also found 58 per cent of Christchurch residents polled favoured restoration of the earthquake-damaged building, while 33 per cent wanted a new building and 9 per cent did not mind or care what happened. …

However, respondents’ preferences changed after they were told a new build would not require government or ratepayer funds, would take eight years and would not have an impact on rates.

This was contrasted to restoration, which had a $56 million funding gap, would take seven years and would cost $1000 a day in insurance once restored. The survey did not mention the $10m government loan offer or a $15 million funding pledge from heritage group the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust for the restoration.

After this, 43 per cent of respondents wanted restoration, 49 per cent wanted a new build and 8 per cent eight per cent still did not mind or care what happened.

Curia did a poll for the Property Institute. It asked how important is housing policy in determining your vote:

  • Will determine 8%
  • Very important 29%
  • Important 29%
  • Not an issue 32%

Mental Health poll

May 27, 2017

Stuff reports:

Only one out of ten New Zealanders thinks the Government is adequately supporting mental health care.

That’s according to a new poll released on Wednesday for the Public Service Association.

The poll showed 13 per cent of those surveyed thought the Government was doing enough to make sure Kiwis had the mental health care they needed when they needed it.

A further 60 per cent thought the Government wasn’t doing enough and 22 per cent were neutral. Five per cent of respondents weren’t sure.


The Property Institute released:

“The number of people predicting an increase in property prices over the next six months is up 5% to 55% since March. Those expecting prices to decrease has dropped 5% from 12% to just 7%”.

“This means that expectations have rebounded to figures that closely match our November poll (56% increase & 8% decrease) – except in Auckland where there has been a big slump in expectations. Back in November 58% of Aucklanders were expecting house prices to rise – but last month that figure was down 12% to 46%, unchanged from our March poll”.

Pornography poll

May 1, 2017

A poll by Curia for Family First found:

  • 71% of respondents think pornography overall is bad for society and only 4% good.
  • 68% say online depictions of sexual violence are very harmful to society and 90% say moderately or very harmful.
  • 72% says there is a fair bit or a lot of connection and 42% say there is a lot of connection between online pornography and public issues such as ‘rape culture’ and sexting.
  • 62% of adults say they have come across pornography online, when not seeking it out. 13% say this has happened often and 48% at least occasionally.
  • 91% say that it is too easy for under 18s to access online pornography.
  • 81% say that Internet Providers should be required by the Government to offer filters to block pornographic material.
  • 70% say that Internet Providers should automatically block pornography unless the customer opts out by turning off a filter.
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