Archives: NZ Issues Polls

Prostitution poll

January 12, 2018

A Curia poll for Family First found:

  • 76% support Councils being able to ban street prostitution with 19% opposed
  • 25% support brothers being able to operate in residential areas and 61% opposed

Electoral issues poll

January 12, 2018

Research NZ found:

  • 56% support showing ID in order to vote and 40% opposed
  • 34% support compulsory voting and 59% opposed
  • 37% are satisfied with MMP and 37% dissatisfied
  • 47% agree MMP results in a more representative Government and 32% disagree
  • 28% agree MMP Governments are less effective than FPP Governments and 52% disagree
  • 47% agree it is not a concern the largest party did not form Government and 42% disagree
  • 41% would vote to retain the Maori seats and 44% would vote to abolish them

Kiwisaver investments poll

December 5, 2017

The Herald reports:

Over half of KiwiSavers are apathetic as to where their money is invested, research suggests.

A survey of 1000 people by Westpac has revealed 40 per cent don’t care where their money is invested and a further 16 per cent don’t want to know. …

Westpac’s research revealed 41 per cent of respondents preferred to have their money in a fund which invests in companies making a positive environmental or social contribution.

Fourteen per cent disagreed with that approach, while 45 per cent said they were not concerned. …

But the views were more split when it came to whether investing in companies that make a positive environmental or social contribution was more important than the KiwiSaver rate of return.

Only 24 per cent agreed with that idea while 31 per cent didn’t agree and a further 45 per cent didn’t have an opinion on it.

Medical Cannabis poll

November 21, 2017

ResearchNZ polled 500 people on legalising cannabis-based products for medicinal purposes. They found:

  • 77% support
  • 16% opposed

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.

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