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Campaign Questionnaire, 1999

    Question # 1    Page # 1
Good evening, I'm [interviewers name] and I'm calling from the University of Waikato's Department of Political Science in Hamilton.
May I talk to the adult in your household, someone 18 years or older, who most recently had a birthday over the last year?

(If calling back an appointment)  
This is the New Zealand Election Study calling back
(Make sure it is the right person and go straight into full interview)

(If person who answers the phone is NOT person who had most recent birthday, or it is unclear, make an appointment to call back in 2 days and note in appointment box that it is unclear that refusal was from the right person)

When you have right person on the phone:
Researchers at Waikato University are studying what people are thinking during the 1999 election campaign. We would be very grateful for your help and in appreciation would like to put your name in a draw to win a $300 gift voucher to spend at the shop of your choice.

If hesitation, say the following:
Your telephone number was randomly selected by computer and your identity is completely confidential. It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete the questions and your answers will be confidential.

Further points if still hesitant:
This research is publicly funded and will generate information that will help assessment of how well our electoral and political processes are working, and what people think about politics.

If person is busy, ask:
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Who should I ask for? (Record name in call status window)  Thank you , we will call back then.

IF refuses to participate, ask:
We have a few questions that will only take a minute. May we ask you those?




-Check List-    (Number of items: 2    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Yes, will complete full survey
2    Yes, will complete 1 minute survey

    SKIPS from Q1
    IF q1=2    SKIP TO: 102


    Question # 2    Page # 2
Are you eligible to vote in New Zealand?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 3    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    yes
2    no
88    refused to answer

    SKIPS from Q2
    IF q2=2    SKIP TO: 123


    Question # 3    Page # 3
Are you a New Zealand citizen?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 3    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    yes
2    no
88    refused to answer

    SKIPS from Q3
    IF q3 ne 2    SKIP TO: 5


    Question # 4    Page # 4
How long have you lived in New Zealand?

-Dbase-    (Number of items: 2)
Enter number of years                                       
Text Variable


    Question # 5    Page # 5
Are you on the electoral roll?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 3    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    yes
2    no
88    refused to answer

    SKIPS from Q5
    IF q5>1    SKIP TO: 7


    Question # 6    Page # 6
Which roll are you on, the General or Maori roll?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 4    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    general
2    maori
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)

    SKIPS from Q6
    IF q699    SKIP TO: 8


    Question # 7    Page # 7
If you were to enrol, would you choose the general or Maori roll?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 4    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    General roll
2    Maori roll
99    don't know
88    refused to answer


    Question # 8    Page # 8
How likely are you to vote on November 27?
(very likely, fairly likely, not very likely or not at all)

-Check List-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    very likely
2    fairly likely
3    not very likely
4    not at all
99    don't know
88    refused to answer


    Question # 9    Page # 9
What is the most important issue to you personally in this election?
(ONLY TICK ONE ISSUE)             (DON"T PROMPT!!!)

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 12    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Economy
2    Education
3    Health
4    Superannuation
5    Taxes
6    Unemployment
7    Government Honesty/Corruption
8    Law and Order
9    Welfare/Poverty
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)
10    Other   

    SKIPS from Q9
    IF q988    SKIP TO: 11


    Question # 10    Page # 10
Which political party do you feel is closest to you on that issue?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 14    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    McGillicudy Serious
9    Mauri Pacific
10    United
99    Don't Know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
77    None
11    Other Party:   


    Question # 11    Page # 11
Of all the politicians in New Zealand, who would you most like to be Prime Minister?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 12    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Jenny Shipley
2    Helen Clark
3    Winston Peters
4    Jim Anderton
5    Richard Prebble
6    Phil Goff
7    Michael Cullen
8    Bill English
99    Don't Know
88    Refused (no response)
77    None
11    Other   


    Question # 12    Page # 12
Of all the politicians in New Zealand, who would you least like to be Prime Minister?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 12    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Jenny Shipley
2    Helen Clark
3    Winston Peters
4    Jim Anderton
5    Richard Prebble
6    Phil Goff
7    Michael Cullen
8    Bill English
99    Don't Know
88    Refused (no response)
77    None
11    Other   

    SKIPS from Q12
    IF q12>0    SKIP TO: 16


    Question # 13    Page # 13
Did you see TV One's  debate among the party leaders?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 3    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Yes
2    No
88    Refusal (no response)

    SKIPS from Q13
    IF q13>1    SKIP TO: 16


    Question # 14    Page # 14
In your opinion, which leader performed the BEST in that debate?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 9    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Jenny Shipley
2    Winston Peters
3    Jim Anderton
4    Helen Clark
5    Richard Prebble
77    None
99    Don't know
88    Refusal (no response)
6    Other   


    Question # 15    Page # 15
and which leader performed the WORST?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 9    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Jenny Shipley
2    Winston Peters
3    Jim Anderton
4    Helen Clark
5    Richard Prebble
77    None
99    Don't know
88    Refusal (no response)
6    Other   


    Question # 16    Page # 16
Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as Labour, National, NZ First, Alliance, Act or some other, or don't you think of yourself in this way?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 14    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    McGillicudy Serious
9    Mauri Pacific
10    United
99    Don't Know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
77    Don't think of myself in this way
11    Other Party:   

    SKIPS from Q16
    IF q1677    SKIP TO: 18


    Question # 17    Page # 17
How strongly do you feel about that party? Very strongly, fairly strongly, or not very strongly?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 4    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    very strong
2    fairly strong
3    not very strong
88    refused (no response)

    SKIPS from Q17
    IF q1788    SKIP TO: 19


    Question # 18    Page # 18
Do you generally think of yourself as a little closer to one of the parties than the others?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 14    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    McGillicudy Serious
9    Mauri Pacific
10    United
99    Don't Know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
77    None
11    Other   


    Question # 19    Page # 19
At the coming election you have two votes: one for a party, and one for a candidate in your electorate.
Which do you think will be the most important in deciding which party gets the largest number of seats in Parliament: the party vote, the electorate vote or would you say they are equally important?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 5    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Party vote most important
2    Equally important
3    Electorate vote most important
88    Refused (no response)
99    Don't know/Don't care


    Question # 20    Page # 20
Taking the party vote first, if an election were held today, which party would you vote for?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 14    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    McGillicudy Serious
9    Mauri Pacific
10    United
99    Don't Know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
77    Would not vote
11    Other   

    SKIPS from Q20
    IF q20<12    SKIP TO: 22
    IF q20=77    SKIP TO: 22


    Question # 21    Page # 21
Which party do you think you would be most likely to vote for?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 14    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    McGillicudy Serious
9    Mauri Pacific
10    United
99    Don't Know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
77    Would not vote
11    Other   


    Question # 22    Page # 22
Now turning to your electorate vote, if an election were held today, which party's candidate would get your electorate vote?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 14    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    McGillicudy Serious
9    Mauri Pacific
10    United
99    Don't Know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
77    Would not vote
11    Other   

    SKIPS from Q22
    IF q22<12    SKIP TO: 24
    IF q22=77    SKIP TO: 24


    Question # 23    Page # 23
Which party's candidate do you think you would be most likely to vote for?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 14    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    McGillicudy Serious
9    Mauri Pacific
10    United
99    Don't Know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
77    Would not vote
11    Other   


    Question # 24    Page # 24
Were you eligible to vote in the 1996 election?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 4    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Yes
2    No
99    don't know
88    Refusal (no response)

    SKIPS from Q24
    IF q24=2    SKIP TO: 28


    Question # 25    Page # 25
Did you vote in that election?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 5    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Yes
2    No
3    No, because out of the country
99    don't remember
88    Refusal (no response)

    SKIPS from Q25
    IF q25>1    SKIP TO: 28


    Question # 26    Page # 26
Which party did you give your party vote to?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 9    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Christian Coalition
6    Act
99    Don't remember
88    Refused (No response)
7    Other   

    SKIPS from Q26
    IF q26>0    SKIP TO: 28


I'm now going to read out some statements about how MMP works.
For both statements, can you tell me whether you agree or disagree or are neutral.

    Question # 27    Page # 27
-Check List-    (Number of items: 5    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    agree
2    disagree
3    neutral
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


Splitting your votes is always more effective than casting them both for the same party



I'm now going to read out some statements about how MMP works.
For the first one, can you tell me whether you agree or disagree or are neutral.

    Question # 28    Page # 28
-Check List-    (Number of items: 5    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    agree
2    disagree
3    neutral
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)

    SKIPS from Q28
    IF q28>0    SKIP TO: 30


Because National and Labour win so many electorate seats, there is never any point giving either my party vote.



And for the following two statements, can you answer whether you think they are true or false.

    Question # 29    Page # 29
-Check List-    (Number of items: 4    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    true
2    false
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


Voting under MMP is like two separate elections, one for the electorate seats and one for the party list seats



And for the following statement, can you answer whether you think it is true or false.

    Question # 30    Page # 30
-Check List-    (Number of items: 4    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    true
2    false
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


The party vote usually decides the total number of seats each party gets in Parliament.



    Question # 31    Page # 31
Only some parties in Parliament form a government made up of a Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers. The next questions ask what parties you most want to be in government.

Which of EITHER the National or Labour parties would you most prefer to be in  government?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    National
2    Labour
3    Both
4    Neither
99    Don't know
88    refused (no response)

    SKIPS from Q31
    IF q31=2    SKIP TO: 33
    IF q31=88    SKIP TO: 36
    IF q31=4    SKIP TO: 35
    IF q31=99    SKIP TO: 35
    IF q31=3    SKIP TO: 34


If more than one party is needed to form a coalition government, which other party or parties would you prefer to be in that coalition government?
(Can choose more than one).

    Question # 32    Page # 32
-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 8    Min: 1    Max: 5)
2    Labour
3    New Zealand First
4    Alliance
5    Act
99    Don't know
88    Refused
7    None
6    Other   

    SKIPS from Q32
    IF q32>0    SKIP TO: 36


(Then press return to go on to next question)



If more than one party is needed to form a coalition government, which other party or parties would you prefer to be in that coalition government?
(Can choose more than one).

    Question # 33    Page # 33
-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 8    Min: 1    Max: 5)
1    National
3    New Zealand First
4    Alliance
5    Act
99    Don't know
88    Refused
7    None
6    Other   

    SKIPS from Q33
    IF q33>0    SKIP TO: 36


(Then press return to go on to next question)



 Which other party or parties would you prefer to be in that coalition government?
(Can choose more than one).

    Question # 34    Page # 34
-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 7    Min: 1    Max: 5)
3    New Zealand First
4    Alliance
5    Act
99    Don't know
88    Refused
7    None
6    Other   

    SKIPS from Q34
    IF q34>0    SKIP TO: 36


(Then press return to go on to next question)



Which party or parties would  you prefer to be in government?
(Can choose more than one)

    Question # 35    Page # 35
-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 9    Min: 1    Max: 6)
8    Green
9    Christian Heritage
3    New Zealand First
4    Alliance
5    Act
7    None
99    Don't know
88    Refused
6    Other   


(Then press return to go on to next question)



Now we'd like to ask you what you EXPECT to happen at the coming election.  There will probably be 120 members and seats in the new Parliament.

(Add if necessary)
We need just a rough estimate, you don't have to add up your estimates to 120

    Question # 36    Page # 36
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 1)
Integer: 0 ? i  999


Do you expect the Alliance to get any seats in the new Parliament?  (IF YES:) About how many seats out of 120, do you expect the Alliance to win?
(If  none, enter 0. If don't know, repeat: We need just a rough estimate. If still don't know, type 999 in response box)

    Question # 37    Page # 36
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 1)
 Integer: 0  i  999


Do you expect National to get any seats in the new Parliament?  (IF YES:) About how many seats out of 120, do you expect National to win?
(If  none, enter 0. If don't know, repeat: We need just a rough estimate. If still don't know, type 999 in response box)

    Question # 38    Page # 36
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 1)
Integer: 0 ? i  999


Do you expect New Zealand First to get any seats in the new Parliament?  (IF YES:) About how many seats out of 120, do you expect New Zealand First to win?
(If  none, enter 0. If don't know, repeat: We need just a rough estimate. If still don't know, type 999 in response box)





    Question # 39    Page # 37
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 1)
 Integer: 0  i  999


Do you expect Labour to get any seats in the new Parliament?  (IF YES:) About how many seats out of 120, do you expect Labour to win?
(If  none, enter 0. If don't know, repeat: We need just a rough estimate. If still don't know, type 999 in response box)

    Question # 40    Page # 37
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 1)
 Integer: 0  i  999


Do you expect Act to get any seats in the new Parliament?  (IF YES:) About how many seats out of 120, do you expect Act to win?
(If  none, enter 0. If don't know, repeat: We need just a rough estimate. If still don't know, type 999 in response box)

    Question # 41    Page # 37
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 1)
 Integer: 0  i  999


Do you expect the Green's to get any seats in the new Parliament?  (IF YES:) About how many seats out of 120, do you expect Green to win?
(If  none, enter 0. If don't know, repeat: We need just a rough estimate. If still don't know, type 999 in response box)



    Question # 42    Page # 38
Do you expect any other parties to get seats?
Choose ONE   (DON'T PROMPT!!)
 
(If respondent says  Christian Coalition, say :  Christian Coalition is no longer one party. They have split into Christian Heritage and Future NZ (used to be Christian Democrats).
ASK RESPONDENT TO SPECIFY IF CHRISTIAN HERITAGE OR FUTURE NZ

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 7    Min: 1    Max: 1)
6    Christian Heritage
2    Mauri Pacific
3    United
99    Don't know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
5    No
4    other   

    SKIPS from Q42
    IF q42=5    SKIP TO: 46
    IF q42=88    SKIP TO: 46
    IF q42=99    SKIP TO: 46


How many seats out of 120 roughly, do you expect label(q42)  to get in Parliament?
(If don't know, repeat: We need just a rough estimate)
(If still don't know, type 999 in response box)

    Question # 43    Page # 39
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 1)
Integer: 0 ? i  999


Number of seats   label(q42) expected to get



    Question # 44    Page # 40
Do you expect any other parties to get seats?
Choose ONE   (DON'T PROMPT!!)

(If respondent says  Christian Coalition, say :  Christian Coalition is no longer one party. They have split into Christian Heritage and Future NZ (used to be Christian Democrats).
ASK RESPONDENT TO SPECIFY IF CHRISTIAN HERITAGE OR FUTURE NZ

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 7    Min: 1    Max: 1)
6    Christian Heritage
2    Mauri Pacific
3    United
99    Don't know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
5    No
4    other   

    SKIPS from Q44
    IF q44=5    SKIP TO: 46
    IF q44=99    SKIP TO: 46
    IF q44=88    SKIP TO: 46


How many seats out of 120 roughly, do you expect  label(q44) to get in Parliament?
(If don't know, repeat: We need just a rough estimate)
(If still don't know, type 999 in response box)

    Question # 45    Page # 41
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 1)
 Integer: 0  i  999


Number of seats   label(q44) expected to get



    Question # 46    Page # 42
Between National and Labour, which do you think is the party most likely to form the      government after the election?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    National
2    Labour
3    Neither
4    Both
99    Don't know
88    Refused (no response)


What other party or parties are most likely to be in the government, not just parliament, after the election?
(Can choose more than one)    (DON'T PROMPT!!)

    Question # 47    Page # 43
-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 14    Min: 1    Max: 11)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    McGillicudy Serious
9    Mauri Pacific
10    United
99    Don't Know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
77    None
11    Other   


(Then press return to go on to next question)



    Question # 48    Page # 44
Now lets talk about the chances the various party candidates have of winning in the electorate that you are voting in.
Which party's candidate, do you think, has the most chance of winning your electorate?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 12    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    Mauri Pacific
9    United
99    Don't know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
10    Other   

    SKIPS from Q48
    IF q4888    SKIP TO: 58


We are using a scale which runs from 0 to 100, where 0 represents no chance for the party, and 50 represents an even chance, and 100 means certain victory. What do you think label (q48)  chances are of winning your electorate seat?

    Question # 49    Page # 45
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 1)
Integer: 0 ? i  999


chances of  label (q48) winning electorate seat
(If really don't know, type in 999)



    Question # 50    Page # 46
Which party's candidate is the one next most likely to win after  Label (q48)?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 12    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    Mauri Pacific
9    United
99    Don't know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
10    Other   

    SKIPS from Q50
    IF q50?88    SKIP TO: 58


using the same scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents no chance for the party, and 50 represents an even chance, and 100 means certain victory. What do you think label (q50)  chances are of winning your electorate seat?

    Question # 51    Page # 47
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 1)
Integer: 0 ? i  999


chances of  label (q50) winning electorate seat
(If really don't know, type in 999)



    Question # 52    Page # 48
Do you think there is any other party's candidate who has a chance of winning?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 13    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    Mauri Pacific
9    United
99    Don't know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
77    No
10    Other   

    SKIPS from Q52
    IF q52?77    SKIP TO: 58


using the same scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents no chance for the party, and 50 represents an even chance, and 100 means certain victory. What do you think label (q52)  chances are of winning your electorate seat?

    Question # 53    Page # 49
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 1)
Integer: 0 ? i  999

    SKIPS from Q53
    IF q53:1?100    SKIP TO: 52


chances of label (q52)  winning electorate seat
(If really don't know, type in 999)



    Question # 54    Page # 50
Do you think there is any other party's candidate who has a chance of winning?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 13    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    Mauri Pacific
9    United
99    Don't know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
77    No
10    Other   

    SKIPS from Q54
    IF q5477    SKIP TO: 58


using the same scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents no chance for the party, and 50 represents an even chance, and 100 means certain victory. What do you think label (q54)  chances are of winning your electorate seat?

    Question # 55    Page # 51
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 1)
Integer: 0 ? i  999


chances of  label (q54) winning electorate seat
(If really don't know, type in 999)



    Question # 56    Page # 52
Do you think there is any other party's candidate who has a chance of winning?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 13    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    Mauri Pacific
9    United
99    Don't know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
77    No
10    Other   

    SKIPS from Q56
    IF q56?77    SKIP TO: 58


using the same scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents no chance for the party, and 50 represents an even chance, and 100 means certain victory. What do you think label (q56)  chances are of winning your electorate seat?

    Question # 57    Page # 53
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 1)
Integer: 0 ? i  999


chances of  label (q56) winning electorate seat
(If really don't know, type in 999)



    Question # 58    Page # 54
In the past week, have you read or heard any polls about how well the parties are doing?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 4    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Yes
2    No
99    don't remember
88    refusal (no response)


    Question # 59    Page # 55
Have any parties or candidates personally contacted you in the last five days?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 3    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    yes
2    no
88    refusal (no response)

    SKIPS from Q59
    IF q592    SKIP TO: 61


Which party or parties?

    Question # 60    Page # 56
-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 12    Min: 1    Max: 10)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    Mauri Pacific
9    United
88    Refused (no response)
99    Don't know
10    Other   


(Press return to go to next question)



    Question # 61    Page # 57
At the 1996 election we changed our electoral system from First Past the Post to Mixed Member Proportional or MMP.

Some people say MMP has been a disaster and we should get rid of it as soon as possible. Others say MMP has been a success and we should keep it. Others say it is too soon to tell. Which is closer to your view?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 5    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    MMP has been a disaster and we should get rid of it
2    MMP has been a success and we should keep it
3    Too soon to tell
99    Don't know
88    Refused (no response)

    SKIPS from Q61
    IF q6199    SKIP TO: 64


    Question # 62    Page # 58
blank for extra questions

-Check List-    (Number of items: 3    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Response
2    Response
3    Response


    Question # 63    Page # 59
blank for extra questions

-Check List-    (Number of items: 3    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Response
2    Response
3    Response


    Question # 64    Page # 60
Have you seen, read or heard anything about a referendum on the number of MPs, to be held on election day?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 3    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    yes
2    no
88    refused to answer


    Question # 65    Page # 61
This referendum proposes to reduce the number of MPs from 120 to 99. How do you intend to vote on this referendum?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 5    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    will vote  to reduce the number to 99
2    will vote to retain the current number of 120.
3    will not vote
99    don't know
88    refused (no response)


    Question # 66    Page # 62
There has been talk lately about the way democracy works in New Zealand. On the whole are you very satisfied, fairly satisifed, not very satisfied or not all satisfied  with the way democracy works in New Zealand?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    very satisfied
2    fairly satisfied
3    not very satisfied
4    not at all satisfied
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


    Question # 67    Page # 63
What do you think of the state of the economy these days in New Zealand?  Would you say it is very good, good, bad, very bad or neither good or bad.

-Check List-    (Number of items: 7    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    very good
2    good
3    bad
4    very bad
5    neither good nor bad
99    don't know
88    refusal


    Question # 68    Page # 64
How do you think the general economic situation in New Zealand now compares with  a year ago? Is it the same, better or worse?
(IF BETTER OR WORSE: A lot or a little?)

-Check List-    (Number of items: 7    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    a lot better
2    a little better
3    the same
4    a little worse
5    a lot worse
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


    Question # 69    Page # 65
If a referendum were held today, would you vote to retain MMP or would you vote to replace it with an alternative electoral system?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 5    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    vote to retain MMP
2    vote for an alternative system
3    would not vote
99    don't know
88    refused (no response)

    SKIPS from Q69
    IF q692    SKIP TO: 71


    Question # 70    Page # 66
What type of electoral system would that be?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    first past the post (FPP)
2    STV
3    Supplementary member system (SM)
88    Refusal (no response)
99    Don't know
4    Other   

    SKIPS from Q70
    IF random(99)<50    SKIP TO: 71
    IF else    SKIP TO: 80


    Question # 71    Page # 67
After the coming election, what sort of government would you prefer - a government made up of a single party or a coalition government made up of more than one party.

-Check List-    (Number of items: 4    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    single party
2    coalition/more than one
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


    Question # 72    Page # 68
Imagine that a party wins the most votes in an election with, say about 40 percent of the votes.  Tell me,  do you  think it should get:

                                                about 40 per cent of the seats,
                                                more than half so it can govern on its own,
                                                or somewhere between 40 percent and half the seats?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 5    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    about 40 per cent
2    more than half
3    somewhere between
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


    Question # 73    Page # 69
Do you think in general, that parties should have about the same percentage of MPs in Parliament as their percent of party votes?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 4    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    yes
2    no
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


    Question # 74    Page # 70
Which of the following is most important to you?
That one party has more than half the seats in Parliament so it can govern on its own?
OR that parties have about the same percentage of seats in Parliament as their percent of the party vote.

-Check List-    (Number of items: 4    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    one party more than half
2    same percentage
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


I'm now going to read you some statements about elections and MP's. Can you tell me whether you agree, disagree or are neutral.


    Question # 75    Page # 71
-Check List-    (Number of items: 5    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    agree
2    disagree
3    neutral/neither agree nor disagree
88    refusal (no response)
99    don't know


My vote really counts in elections:



    Question # 76    Page # 72
Most Members of Parliament are out of touch with the rest of the country:

-Check List-    (Number of items: 5    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    agree
2    disagree
3    neutral/neither agree nor disagree
88    refusal (no response)
99    don't know




    Question # 77    Page # 73
-Check List-    (Number of items: 5    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    agree
2    disagree
3    neutral/neither agree nor disagree
88    refusal (no response)
99    don't know


MMP is much fairer than the old first past the post system

    Question # 78    Page # 73
-Check List-    (Number of items: 5    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    agree
2    disagree
3    neutral/neither agree nor disagree
88    refusal (no response)
99    don't know


Parties should say before election day what other parties they would prefer to work with in a coalition government





    Question # 79    Page # 74
-Check List-    (Number of items: 5    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    agree
2    disagree
3    neutral/neither agree nor disagree
88    refusal (no response)
99    don't know

    SKIPS from Q79
    IF q7999    SKIP TO: 94


MMP gives too much power to small parties:



    Question # 80    Page # 75
How well does "can really speak for women" describe Jenny Shipley? Would you say: very well, fairly well, not very well or not at all?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    very well
2    fairly well
3    not very well
4    not at all
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


    Question # 81    Page # 75
How about Helen Clark?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    very well
2    fairly well
3    not very well
4    not at all
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


    Question # 82    Page # 76
How well does "can really speak for men" describe Jenny Shipley?
Would you say: very well, fairly well, not very well or not at all?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    very well
2    fairly well
3    not very well
4    not at all
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


    Question # 83    Page # 76
How about Helen Clark?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    very well
2    fairly well
3    not very well
4    not at all
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


    Question # 84    Page # 77
How well does "provides strong leadership" describe Jenny Shipley?
Would you say: very well, fairly well, not very well or not at all?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    very well
2    fairly well
3    not very well
4    not at all
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


    Question # 85    Page # 77
How about Helen Clark?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    very well
2    fairly well
3    not very well
4    not at all
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


    Question # 86    Page # 78
How well does "trustworthy" describe Jenny Shipley?
Would you say: very well, fairly well, not very well or not at all?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    very well
2    fairly well
3    not very well
4    not at all
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


    Question # 87    Page # 78
How about Helen Clark?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    very well
2    fairly well
3    not very well
4    not at all
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


    Question # 88    Page # 79
How well does "arrogant" describe Jenny Shipley?
Would you say: very well, fairly well, not very well or not at all?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    very well
2    fairly well
3    not very well
4    not at all
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


    Question # 89    Page # 79
How about Helen Clark?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    very well
2    fairly well
3    not very well
4    not at all
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


    Question # 90    Page # 80
How well does "compassionate" describe Jenny Shipley?
Would you say: very well, fairly well, not very well or not at all?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    very well
2    fairly well
3    not very well
4    not at all
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


    Question # 91    Page # 80
How about Helen Clark?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    very well
2    fairly well
3    not very well
4    not at all
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)


    Question # 92    Page # 81
Do you think New Zealand should become a republic with a New Zealand head of state, or should the Queen be retained as head of state?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 4    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    NZ should become a republic with a NZ head of state
2    the Queen should be retained as head of state
99    don't know
88    refused to answer


    Question # 93    Page # 82
Regardless of your opinion on this issue, when do you think New Zealand will become a republic - in less than five years, within five to ten years, more then ten years or never?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    in less than five years
2    within five to ten years
3    more than ten years
4    never
99    don't know
88    refused to answer


Now we need some demographic statistics. We keep this information strictly confidential.

    Question # 94    Page # 83
-Check List-    (Number of items: 2    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    male
2    female


If unsure of gender say:
You are obviously a 'male' or 'female'


    Question # 95    Page # 83
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 1)
Integer: 0 ? i  82


In what year were you born?

If no response type "0"
If born before 1900, type "00"



19



What is your highest formal education or qualification?

Don't Prompt unless respondent is unsure of which category  they fit.

    Question # 96    Page # 84
-Check List-    (Number of items: 7    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Incomplete primary education/no formal education
2    Primary School completed
3    Secondary education without
4    completed secondary education with
5    nondegree professional, trade or technical tertiary qualific
6    university degree
88    refused to answer


 university entrance qualification or 6th form certificate certificate)



university entrance qualification or 6th form certificate



Do you identify yourself mainly as a New Zealand European or New Zealand Maori or some other?
(Can tick more than one box here)

    Question # 97    Page # 85
-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 7    Min: 1    Max: 4)
1    NZ European
2    NZ Maori
3    Pakeha
4    New Zealander
5    Someone from a Pacific Island
88    Refused to answer
6    Other:   


Press Return to continue





    Question # 98    Page # 86
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 1)
 Integer: 1  i  999


How many people of voting age live in your household?
(If don't know or refused to answer type 999)



Press Return to continue



    Question # 99    Page # 87
Finally, so we can put your name in the $300 gift voucher draw, could you please give me your first and last names?
(ASK FOR SPELLING IF UNSURE!!)  
(Put first letter in caps eg: John Smith)

-Dbase-    (Number of items: 2)
Type in FIRST NAME here:                                    
 Text Variable


    Question # 100    Page # 87
Enter name and Press Return. If refuse to give name, just press return  to continue.

-Dbase-    (Number of items: 2)
Type in SURNAME here:                                       
Text Variable


    Question # 101    Page # 87
Click on this box to continue:

    TEMPORARY QUESTION
-Check List-    (Number of items: 1    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Response

    SKIPS from Q101
    IF q101=1    SKIP TO: 117


    Question # 102    Page # 88
Are you eligible to vote in New Zealand?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 3    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    yes
2    no
88    refused to answer


    Question # 103    Page # 89
How likely are you to vote on November 27?
(very likely, fairly likely, not very likely or not at all)

-Check List-    (Number of items: 6    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    very likely
2    fairly likely
3    not very likely
4    not at all
99    don't know
88    refused to answer


    Question # 104    Page # 90
Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as Labour, National, NZ First, Alliance, Act or some other, or don't you think of yourself in this way?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 14    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    McGillicudy Serious
9    Mauri Pacific
10    United
77    Don't usually think in this way
88    Refused (no response)
99    Don't know/don't care
11    Other   

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    IF q10477    SKIP TO: 106


    Question # 105    Page # 91
How strongly do you feel about that party? Very strongly, fairly strongly, or not very strongly?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 4    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    very strong
2    fairly strong
3    not very strong
88    refused (no response)

    SKIPS from Q105
    IF q10599    SKIP TO: 107


    Question # 106    Page # 92
Do you generally think of yourself as a little closer to one of the parties than the others?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 13    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    McGillicudy Serious
9    Mauri Pacific
10    United
77    No
88    Refused (no response)
11    Other   


    Question # 107    Page # 93
At the coming election you have two votes: one for a party, and one for a candidate in your electorate.
Taking the party vote first, if an election were held today, which party would you vote for?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 14    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    McGillicudy Serious
9    Mauri Pacific
10    United
99    Don't Know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
77    Would not vote
11    Other   

    SKIPS from Q107
    IF q10777    SKIP TO: 109


    Question # 108    Page # 94
Which party do you think you would be most likely to vote for?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 14    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    McGillicudy Serious
9    Mauri Pacific
10    United
99    Don't Know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
77    Would not vote
11    Other   


    Question # 109    Page # 95
Now turning to your electorate vote, if an election were held today, which party's candidate would get your electorate vote?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 14    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    McGillicudy Serious
9    Mauri Pacific
10    United
99    Don't Know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
77    Would not vote
11    Other   

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    Question # 110    Page # 96
Which party's candidate do you think you would be most likely to vote for?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 14    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Act
6    Christian Heritage
7    Green
8    McGillicudy Serious
9    Mauri Pacific
10    United
99    Don't Know/Don't care
88    Refused (no response)
77    Would not vote
11    Other   


    Question # 111    Page # 97
Were you eligible to vote in the 1996 election?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 4    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Yes
2    No
99    don't know
88    refusal (no response)

    SKIPS from Q111
    IF q111=2    SKIP TO: 114


    Question # 112    Page # 98
Did you vote in that election?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 5    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Yes
2    No
3    No, because out of the country
99    don't remember
88    Refusal (no response)

    SKIPS from Q112
    IF q112>1    SKIP TO: 114


    Question # 113    Page # 99
Which party did you give your party vote to?

-Check List Open-    (Number of items: 9    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    Alliance
2    Labour
3    National
4    New Zealand First
5    Christian Coalition
6    Act
99    Don't remember
88    Refused (No response)
7    Other   


Now we need some demographic statistics. We keep this information strictly confidential.

    Question # 114    Page # 100
-Check List-    (Number of items: 2    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    male
2    female


If unsure of gender say:
You are obviously a 'male' or 'female'


    Question # 115    Page # 100
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 1)
Integer: 0 ? i  82


In what year were you born?

If no response type "0"
If born before 1900, type "00"



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    Question # 116    Page # 101
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 1)
 Integer: 1  i  999

    SKIPS from Q116
    IF q116:1?0    SKIP TO: 123


How many people of voting age live in your household?

(If don't know, or refused to answer type 999)



Researchers at the Universities of Waikato and Auckland are conducting a followup survey by post after the election. We would like to send you a copy to fill out when convenient to you. It can be sent back post free and will give you another chance for a $300 gift voucher.
(Reassurance):
of course all this information remains completely confidential. your name and address will only be used for administrative purposes and will not be included in the study in any way that can identify you or your responses)




    Question # 117    Page # 102
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 2)
(street)                                                    
Text Variable


If address is different to above, delete old address and type new address in the  appropriate box.




    Question # 118    Page # 102
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 2)
(suburb)                                                    
Text Variable


Press Return

    Question # 119    Page # 102
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 2)
(town/city)                                                 
Text Variable


Press Return

    Question # 120    Page # 102
-Dbase-    (Number of items: 2)
What is your street number?                                 
Text Variable


Press Return

    Question # 121    Page # 102
-Check List-    (Number of items: 2    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    refused to give address
2    gave address


Do  you still live at:



    Question # 122    Page # 103
One final question
If there had been no $300 draw, would you still have participated in this survey?

-Check List-    (Number of items: 4    Min: 1    Max: 1)
1    yes
2    no
99    don't know
88    refused to answer


That concludes our survey.
The New Zealand Election Study thanks you for your cooperation.




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