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A UMR online survey shows that the top two public choices were picked by the panel.
According to UMR Research Director David Talbot, it also shows early indications that it will be a hard battle for the preferred option to beat the current flag in the second referendum.
The combination of the Silver Fern and the Southern Cross seems to have caught the public mood.
Farmers should get used to relatively low milk payouts for at least the next two years, an agriculture analyst says.
Fonterra is expected to slash its forecast payout tomorrow and some economists are warning it might fall as low as $3.50 per kilo of milk solids, after international dairy prices this week slumped to a 12-year low.
New Zealanders' expressed a high interest in the Cricket World Cup and also an expectation of a Black Caps win. Find out more below:
The annual Mood of the Nation report is a summary of a number of polls undertaken by UMR throughout 2014. Some of these polls have been tracked annually for 20 years or more. It includes:
At a certain type of BBQ or dinner party the printed book versus e-reader debate is always likely to break out.
Printed book defenders tend to be more forceful and emotional in their advocacy.
Their preference for the printed book is based on intangible factors such as the feel of a book and the smell of a book. A deep passion that the traditional book is the right and proper way to read and should never be allowed to die is evident.
E-reader advocates tend to see it as a no brainer and point to more functional advantages such as lighting , weight and cost.
Only half of all adult New Zealanders have been to the dentist in the last year, according to this UMR Research poll. This is the survey discussed by the NZ Herald here.
The centrepiece of this study is based on a large module of questions included in the UMR SayIt monthly online survey, conducted from 29th August to 10th September 2013
The SayIt survey has a nationally representative sample of 1000 New Zealanders 18 years or older. The margin for error for this survey is ± 3.1%.
Except where otherwise stated, all data in this study was collected in this survey.
Some results are from questions included in other monthly online surveys.
The annual Mood of the Nation report is a summary of a number of polls undertaken by UMR throughout 2013. Some of the polls have been tracked annually for 20 years or more.
NEW ZEALANDERS WANT THE MMP ONE-SEAT EXEMPTION DROPPED
A poll released today by UMR Research shows a clear majority against keeping the one-seat exemption.
• Under New Zealand’s MMP system, parties that win an electorate seat are entitled to additional list seats even if they do not get 5% of the vote.
• 71% of New Zealanders think that the exemption should be dropped.
• 13% want it kept, while the remaining 16% are unsure.
Opposition to the one-seat exemption is consistent across all demographics:
Please find a link to UMR Research Director Stephen Mill's contribution to the publication "Social Media and Elections in Asia - Pacific" below:
Please also find some associated research in the PDF below: