The public is right behind the Government’s plans to stop beneficiaries having babies.
Although critics have attacked the decision to provide free contraception for beneficiaries, two polls show the public loves the idea.
Nearly 80 per cent of respondents in a Sunday Star-Times reader poll supported funding long-term reversible contraception for female beneficiaries and their 16 to 19-year-old daughters. More than half wanted the Government to go further.
And a Research New Zealand poll found 65 per cent support, and that while those on low incomes were less likely to favour the proposal, there was still 54 per cent support among those earning less than $40,000.
Note the SST readers poll is not a scientific random poll.