Archive for March 23, 2013

List MPs

UMR polled in January 2013:

The poll included a question asking New Zealanders how strongly they agreed or disagreed with the notion that ‘List MPs are not as accountable to voters as electorate MPs’.

  • 61% of New Zealanders agreed with this statement, compared with 15% who disagreed.  24% were neutral or undecided.
  • Of those who claimed to know a lot or a fair amount about how the system worked, 72% agreed that list MPs were not as accountable.
  • Even a majority (60%) of those who were generally supportive of MMP thought that list MPs were not as accountable.

 

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Nuclear powered ships

UMR polled in January 2013:

  • 38% now believe nuclear powered ships are safe, while 48% feel that they are not and 14% are unsure.
  • The gender difference is even larger than it was 20 years ago.  59% of men now believe that nuclear powered vessels are safe, compared with only 18% of women.

 

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Cats

UMR polled on Cats in February 2013:

  • 62% believe that all cats should be neutered or spayed.
  • 57% think that cats should be banned from areas near wildlife reserves, forests and national parks
  • 53% believe that all cats should be registered and microchipped
  • 42% consider that all cats should wear bells
  • Just 12% believe that cat owners should not replace their cats when they die
  • Only 7% think that cats should be kept indoors at all times of the day.

 

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The Hobbit

UMR polled in February 2013 on The Hobbit subsidies:

42% believe that the subsidy has been good value for money, while 38% feel it has not been good value for money.

70% of New Zealanders thought that companies should have to pay back subsidies, while 19% did not and 11% were unsure.

 

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Christchurch Schools

UMR have done a poll Christchurch schools:

  • 15% of New Zealanders said that the closures were inevitable and that the Government handled the situation well.
  • 63% felt that the closures were inevitable but that the Government could have handled the situation better
  • 22% believe that the schools should not be closed or merged at all.

 

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