Results from the 2017 NZES
The 2017 NZES attracted 3445 respondents, sampled from the electoral rolls, containing just
over 92 percent of those estimated to be eligible to vote. 1339 of these also participated in the 2014 NZES.
The Maori electorates were oversampled, as were voters 30 and under. 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 Household Labour force Survey and 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 2017, 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 30.6 per cent.
The response rate of those who could be recontacted from the 2014 sample was 61.6 per cent.
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
Additional Recoded Variables