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Jun
15
2012

This report is based on questions asked over a period of thirteen years in the UMR omnibus survey. It compares results for questions on Internet use which were first asked in 1999. This date is important because New Zealand’s first widely available broadband service and Trademe were both launched that year. There is little question that the popularity of both of these would have contributed to changes in the way New Zealanders use the Internet.

Downloads: PDF icon MediaRelease-TrendsInInternetUse (Update)-Jul12.pdf

May
18
2012

ACC and Sport NZ commissioned UMR to conduct a review of Swim and Survive programmes. The research looked at how they are delivered in New Zealand, and how improved coordination and collaboration can be implemented to ensure funding for Swim and Survive programmes is maximised.

Downloads: PDF icon Swim_and_Survive_Report_18May12_final.pdf

Apr
1
2012
In field 22 Mar 2012 to 27 Mar 2012

The Privacy Commissioner asked UMR to conduct a survey about New Zealanders' attitudes towards a range of privacy issues.

Key results from the survey include:

Mar
29
2012
In field 30 Jan 2012 to 7 Feb 2012

UMR conducts ongoing research for the Electricity Authority on the Consumer Switching Fund. This includes tracking of awareness and effectiveness of the 'What's my Number' campaign.

Copies of several recent reports can be found at http://www.ea.govt.nz/consumer/csf/, while a copy of the 2012 annual survey results can be downloaded below.

Downloads: PDF icon 2012-National-Survey.pdf

Mar
19
2012
In field 8 Mar 2012 to 12 Mar 2012

UMR conducted a poll for the Crafar Farms Purchase group, the group who expressed an interest in buying the farms before it was instead sold to the Chinese company Shanghai Pengxin.  The poll showed that:

Feb
29
2012
In field 10 Oct 2011 to 30 Nov 2011

ACC commissioned UMR to explore experiences of ACC services, in terms of what is working well and what is not working so well, amongst clients who have Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The outcomes of this research will inform a national evidence based strategy on TBI services for more moderate to severe TBI clients aged 16 years and over.

Downloads: PDF icon Full report

Feb
29
2012
In field 1 Jan 2011 to 31 Dec 2011

UMR regularly tracks the happiness of New Zealanders through the UMR telephone omnibus survey. We released two reports in early 2012:

  • 'How Happy are New Zealanders' discussed changes in New Zealanders' levels of happiness since 2007
  • 'What Makes New Zealanders Happy' explored the key drivers behind happiness.

These reports showed that:

Downloads: PDF icon How happy are New Zealanders?, PDF icon What makes New Zealanders happy?

Feb
28
2012
In field 8 Dec 2011 to 11 Dec 2011

 

UMR Research today released the second part of our Happiness of New Zealand research, which looks at how aspects of life relate to our happiness.  Results of the first part of the research can be found here.  The second part of the research shows that the factors most associated with being happy include:

Downloads: PDF icon What makes NZers happy_Feb12.pdf

Feb
20
2012

UMR Research today released the Happiness of New Zealand 2012 report, which reveals whether females are happier than males, what region is happiest, what occupations are happiest, and where their money really does seem to make people happier.

The Happiness of New Zealand 2012 is the first of two reports examining happiness in New Zealand. UMR’s Happiness Drivers, which looks at why people are happy, is available here.  It updates previous reports from 2008 and 2009.

Downloads: PDF icon How happy are NZers_Jan12.pdf

Feb
13
2012
In field 9 Feb 2012 to 12 Feb 2012

This survey shows strong public support for breastfeeding, along with concern about the pressure placed on mothers to breastfeed.

74% of New Zealanders believe that mothers should breastfeed their babies if they can, but 55% feel that there is too much pressure put on mothers to breastfeed.

Downloads: PDF icon Attitudes Towards Breastfeeding_Feb12.pdf

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