Results from the 2014 NZES
The 2014 NZES attracted 2835 respondents, sampled from the electoral rolls, containing just over 91 percent of those estimated to be eligible to vote. Half (1419) also participated in the 2011 NZES. The Maori electorates were oversampled, as were voters 30 and under, although the number of the latter was calibrated to compensate for an anticipated lower response rate for the group. The data in the frequency tables linked below has been weighted by Maori/General electorates, age, gender (from the rolls), highest educational qualification (from the 2013 census), and party vote and turnout (corrected from the marked rolls), in order to be as representative as possible of those on the rolls.
Across those freshly sampled for 2014, on a conservative basis, not removing any of the original sample for non-availability, the response rate (weighted to take account of the oversampling) was 31.2 per cent. The response rate of those who could be recontacted from the 2011sample was 61.7 per cent.
The additional variables section contains the vote frequency tables based on the validated data: those in section D are unvalidated. The Table 'Validation and Reported Vote categories' in the additional variables breaks down the differences between the two.
Section A: Politics, the Election, and You
Section B: Parties and Leaders
Section C: Your Opinions
Section D: Party Preferences and Voting
Section E: Government, Participation, MPs, and Representation
Section F & G: You and Your Background, Your Spouse or Partner