UMR - Latest Updates

Sep
1
2015
In field
25 Aug 2015 to 31 Aug 2015

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.

Downloads: PDF icon Flag referendum Aug-15 (summary), PDF icon Flag referendum Aug-15 (extended), PDF icon Flag referendum Aug-15 ('Red Peak')

Aug
6
2015

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.

Downloads: PDF icon white_gold_fever_over_farmers_told_radio_new_zealand_news.pdf

Mar
31
2015
In field
12 Mar 2015 to 29 Mar 2015

New Zealanders' expressed a high interest in the Cricket World Cup and also an expectation of a Black Caps win. Find out more below:

Downloads: PDF icon Cricket World Cup 2015

Feb
11
2015
In field
1 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2014

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:

Downloads: PDF icon Mood of the Nation 2015

Jul
8
2014
In field
30 Apr 2014 to 12 May 2014

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.

Downloads: PDF icon e-books_survey_aprmay-14.pdf

Jun
20
2014
In field
30 Apr 2014 to 12 May 2014

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.

Downloads: PDF icon umr_polling_on_dentistry_may14.pdf

Mar
7
2014

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.

Downloads: PDF icon final_inequality_mar-14.pdf, PDF icon summary_of_findings-_inequality_mar-14.pdf

Jan
31
2014
In field
1 Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2013

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.

It includes:

Downloads: PDF icon mood_of_the_nation_2013_release_2014_final.pdf

Dec
12
2013

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:

Downloads: PDF icon mmp_and_the_one-seat_exemption_dec13.pdf

Nov
4
2013
In field
1 Jan 2013 to 31 Mar 2013

Please find a link to UMR Research Director Stephen Mill's contribution to the publication "Social Media and Elections in Asia - Pacific" below:

http://www.kas.de/medien-asien/en/publications/35939

Please also find some associated research in the PDF below:

Downloads: PDF icon Social media and politics presentation

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