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Section A 2005 NZES

2005 NZES: Section A Frequencies

YINTRST A1 Interest in Politics

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Very interested 575 20.5 20.8 20.8
2 Fairly 1322 47.1 47.8 68.6
3 Slightly 746 26.6 27.0 95.5
4 Not at all 123 4.4 4.5 100.0
Total 2766 98.6 100.0
Missing System 40 1.4

Total 2806 100.0


YAVTV A2a Outside Campaign News on TV

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 None 104 3.7 3.7 3.7
1 108 3.8 3.9 7.6
2 147 5.3 5.3 12.9
3 240 8.6 8.6 21.5
4 226 8.1 8.1 29.6
5 472 16.8 16.9 46.6
6 324 11.6 11.6 58.2
7 Days a Week 1166 41.5 41.8 100.0
Total 2787 99.3 100.0
Missing System 18 .7

Total 2806 100.0


YAVNEWS A2b Outside Campaign Read Newspaper

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 None 197 7.0 7.2 7.2
1 344 12.3 12.6 19.8
2 329 11.7 12.0 31.8
3 310 11.0 11.3 43.2
4 197 7.0 7.2 50.4
5 297 10.6 10.9 61.2
6 491 17.5 18.0 79.2
7 Days a Week 568 20.3 20.8 100.0
Total 2733 97.4 100.0
Missing System 73 2.6

Total 2806 100.0


YAVNTRD A2c Outside Campaign National Radio

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 None 1180 42.1 45.2 45.2
1 140 5.0 5.3 50.6
2 147 5.2 5.6 56.2
3 137 4.9 5.2 61.4
4 116 4.1 4.5 65.9
5 278 9.9 10.6 76.5
6 103 3.7 4.0 80.5
7 Days a Week 509 18.2 19.5 100.0
Total 2610 93.0 100.0
Missing System 195 7.0

Total 2806 100.0


YAVTLK A2d Outside Campaign Talkback Radio

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 None 1685 60.1 64.4 64.4
1 213 7.6 8.1 72.5
2 145 5.2 5.6 78.1
3 113 4.0 4.3 82.4
4 70 2.5 2.7 85.0
5 187 6.7 7.2 92.2
6 34 1.2 1.3 93.5
7 Days a Week 171 6.1 6.5 100.0
Total 2618 93.3 100.0
Missing System 188 6.7

Total 2806 100.0


YAVINTN A2e Outside Campaign News on Internet

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 None 1592 56.7 62.1 62.1
1 234 8.3 9.1 71.2
2 182 6.5 7.1 78.3
3 133 4.7 5.2 83.5
4 89 3.2 3.5 86.9
5 155 5.5 6.1 93.0
6 42 1.5 1.6 94.6
7 Days a Week 138 4.9 5.4 100.0
Total 2564 91.4 100.0
Missing System 242 8.6

Total 2806 100.0


SKNEWS A3 Outside Campaign Seek Out News

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Seeks out 464 16.5 17.0 17.0
2 When comes across 1972 70.3 72.1 89.1
3 Dont pay any 298 10.6 10.9 100.0
Total 2734 97.4 100.0
Missing System 72 2.6

Total 2806 100.0


YUSEINT A4 Use Internet Election Information

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 No Access 727 25.9 26.1 26.1
2 No use of access 1355 48.3 48.6 74.7
3 Once or Twice 403 14.4 14.5 89.2
4 Several 184 6.6 6.6 95.8
5 Many 118 4.2 4.2 100.0
Total 2787 99.3 100.0
Missing System 18 .7

Total 2806 100.0


YONE A5a During Campaign News on TV One

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Often 867 30.9 32.3 32.3
2 Sometimes 955 34.1 35.7 68.0
3 Rarely 448 16.0 16.7 84.7
4 Not at All 410 14.6 15.3 100.0
Total 2680 95.5 100.0
Missing System 126 4.5

Total 2806 100.0


YTHR A5b During Campaign News on TV Three

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Often 582 20.7 22.7 22.7
2 Sometimes 942 33.6 36.8 59.5
3 Rarely 488 17.4 19.0 78.5
4 Not at All 550 19.6 21.5 100.0
Total 2561 91.3 100.0
Missing System 245 8.7

Total 2806 100.0


YNEWS A5c During Campaign News in Papers

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Often 810 28.9 30.7 30.7
2 Sometimes 1003 35.7 38.0 68.8
3 Rarely 467 16.7 17.7 86.5
4 Not at All 357 12.7 13.5 100.0
Total 2637 94.0 100.0
Missing System 168 6.0

Total 2806 100.0


YNATRAD A5d During Campaign News National Radio

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 0 .0 .0 .0
1 Often 343 12.2 13.8 13.8
2 Sometimes 434 15.5 17.4 31.2
3 Rarely 346 12.3 13.9 45.1
4 Not at All 1367 48.7 54.9 100.0
Total 2491 88.8 100.0
Missing System 315 11.2

Total 2806 100.0


YTALK A5e During Campaign News Talkback

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Often 240 8.6 9.6 9.6
2 Sometimes 298 10.6 11.9 21.5
3 Rarely 252 9.0 10.1 31.6
4 Not at All 1713 61.1 68.4 100.0
Total 2503 89.2 100.0
Missing System 303 10.8

Total 2806 100.0


NEWSPPRC A6x Newspaper Read

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Herald 771 27.5 33.6 33.6
2 Dominion 327 11.7 14.2 47.8
3 Press 278 9.9 12.1 59.9
4 ODT 152 5.4 6.6 66.5
5 Waikato 101 3.6 4.4 70.9
6 Sunday Star 27 1.0 1.2 72.1
7 HB Today 54 1.9 2.4 74.4
8 Rotorua Post 27 1.0 1.2 75.6
9 Gisbourne Herald 19 .7 .8 76.4
10 Marlborough Express 14 .5 .6 77.1
11 BOP Times 64 2.3 2.8 79.9
12 Nelson Mail 54 1.9 2.3 82.2
13 Northern Advocate 24 .8 1.0 83.2
14 Taranaki DN 68 2.4 2.9 86.2
16 Wanganui Chronicle 32 1.2 1.4 87.6
17 Manawatu Standard 39 1.4 1.7 89.3
18 Southland Times 55 2.0 2.4 91.7
19 Timaru Herald 38 1.4 1.7 93.3
21 Kapiti Observer 6 .2 .3 93.6
22 Greymouth Star 6 .2 .3 93.9
23 Ashburton Guardian 7 .2 .3 94.2
25 Oamaru Mail 2 .1 .1 94.3
26 Wairarapa Times 7 .3 .3 94.6
30 Sunday News 6 .2 .3 94.9
32 Chch Star 13 .5 .6 95.5
33 Northland Age 3 .1 .1 95.6
98 Small or Local 102 3.6 4.4 100.0
Total 2297 81.9 100.0
Missing System 509 18.1

Total 2806 100.0


YNAMNEW A6x Names Newspaper or Not

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 No 504 18.0 18.0 18.0
1 Yes 2301 82.0 82.0 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YDB38 A7a Debate TV3 Eight Leaders and Worm

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 1923 68.6 68.6 68.6
1 Did 882 31.4 31.4 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YDB12 A7b Debate TV 1 Clark and Brash

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 1611 57.4 57.4 57.4
1 Did 1195 42.6 42.6 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YDBEC1 A7c Debate TV 1 Economy

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2272 81.0 81.0 81.0
1 Did 534 19.0 19.0 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YDB18 A7d Debate TV 1 Final Eight Leaders

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 1880 67.0 67.0 67.0
1 Did 926 33.0 33.0 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YDB32 A7e Debate TV 3 Campbell Clark Brash

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 1836 65.4 65.4 65.4
1 Did 970 34.6 34.6 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YLBPH A8a1 Phoned at home Labour

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2744 97.8 97.8 97.8
1 Did 62 2.2 2.2 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YLBVIS A8a2 Personally visited Labour

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2729 97.3 97.3 97.3
1 Did 76 2.7 2.7 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YLBLET A8a3 Sent Letter Labour

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2170 77.3 77.3 77.3
1 Did 636 22.7 22.7 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YLBPAM A8a4 Sent Pamphlet Labour

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 1114 39.7 39.7 39.7
1 Did 1692 60.3 60.3 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YNTPH A8b1 Phoned at home National

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2613 93.1 93.1 93.1
1 Did 193 6.9 6.9 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YNTVIS A8b2 Personally visited National

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2709 96.6 96.6 96.6
1 Did 97 3.4 3.4 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YNTLET A8b3 Sent Letter National

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2135 76.1 76.1 76.1
1 Did 671 23.9 23.9 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YNTPAM A8b4 Sent Pamphlet National

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 1333 47.5 47.5 47.5
1 Did 1473 52.5 52.5 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YGRPH A8c1 Phoned at home Green

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2798 99.7 99.7 99.7
1 Did 8 .3 .3 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YGRVIS A8c2 Personally visited Green

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2799 99.7 99.7 99.7
1 Did 7 .3 .3 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YGRLET A8c3 Sent Letter Green

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2652 94.5 94.5 94.5
1 Did 153 5.5 5.5 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YGRPAM A8c4 Sent Pamphlet Green

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 1651 58.9 58.9 58.9
1 Did 1154 41.1 41.1 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YNZPH A8d1 Phoned at home NZ First

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2798 99.7 99.7 99.7
1 Did 7 .3 .3 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YNZVIS A8d2 Personally visited NZ First

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2798 99.7 99.7 99.7
1 Did 7 .3 .3 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YNZLET A8d3 Sent Letter NZ First

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2697 96.1 96.1 96.1
1 Did 109 3.9 3.9 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YNZPAM A8d4 Sent Pamphlet NZ First

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 1971 70.3 70.3 70.3
1 Did 834 29.7 29.7 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YACPH A8e1 Phoned at home Act

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2515 89.6 89.6 89.6
1 Did 291 10.4 10.4 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YACVIS A8e2 Personally visited Act

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2785 99.3 99.3 99.3
1 Did 21 .7 .7 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YACLET A8e3 Sent Letter Act

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2540 90.5 90.5 90.5
1 Did 265 9.5 9.5 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YACPAM A8e4 Sent Pamphlet Act

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 1971 70.2 70.2 70.2
1 Did 835 29.8 29.8 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YUFPH A8f1 Phoned at home United Future

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2797 99.7 99.7 99.7
1 Did 9 .3 .3 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YUFVIS A8f2 Personally visited United Future

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2801 99.8 99.8 99.8
1 Did 5 .2 .2 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YUFLET A8f3 Sent Letter United Future

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2748 97.9 97.9 97.9
1 Did 58 2.1 2.1 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YUFPAM A8f4 Sent Pamphlet United Future

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2328 83.0 83.0 83.0
1 Did 478 17.0 17.0 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YMRPH A8g1 Phoned at home Maori Party

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2786 99.3 99.3 99.3
1 Did 20 .7 .7 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YMRVIS A8g2 Personally visited Maori Party

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2765 98.5 98.5 98.5
1 Did 41 1.5 1.5 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YMRLET A8g3 Sent Letter Maori Party

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2711 96.6 96.6 96.6
1 Did 94 3.4 3.4 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YMRPAM A8g4 Sent Pamphlet Maori Party

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2459 87.6 87.6 87.6
1 Did 347 12.4 12.4 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YPGPH A8h1 Phoned at home Progressive

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2799 99.7 99.7 99.7
1 Did 7 .3 .3 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YPGVIS A8h2 Personally visited Progressive

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2803 99.9 99.9 99.9
1 Did 3 .1 .1 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YPGLET A8h3 Sent Letter Progressive

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2758 98.3 98.3 98.3
1 Did 48 1.7 1.7 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YPGPAM A8h4 Sent Pamphlet Progressive

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 Did not 2377 84.7 84.7 84.7
1 Did 429 15.3 15.3 100.0
Total 2806 100.0 100.0

YISSUE A9 Most Important Issue Major Categories

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 HEALTH 379 13.5 16.8 16.8
2 EDUCATION 184 6.6 8.2 25.0
3 ECONOMY 246 8.8 10.9 36.0
4 WELFARE 93 3.3 4.1 40.1
5 LAWORDER 152 5.4 6.8 46.9
6 MAORI 430 15.3 19.1 65.9
7 TAX 249 8.9 11.1 77.0
8 POL DISCNT 49 1.7 2.2 79.2
9 SOCIAL DISCNT 97 3.5 4.3 83.5
10 UNEMPLOY 90 3.2 4.0 87.5
11 RIGHTS 20 .7 .9 88.3
12 SUPER 6 .2 .3 88.6
13 IMMIG 99 3.5 4.4 93.0
14 WAGES 25 .9 1.1 94.1
17 ENVIRON 55 2.0 2.4 96.6
18 DEFENCE 36 1.3 1.6 98.2
19 TRANSPORT 28 1.0 1.3 99.4
20 PRIVATIS 13 .5 .6 100.0
Total 2251 80.2 100.0
Missing System 555 19.8

Total 2806 100.0


YISSGOV A10 Government on Issue

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Very good 165 5.9 6.2 6.2
2 Good 932 33.2 35.2 41.4
3 Bad job 922 32.9 34.8 76.2
4 Very Bad 408 14.5 15.4 91.6
9 DK 224 8.0 8.4 100.0
Total 2650 94.5 100.0
Missing System 155 5.5

Total 2806 100.0


YISSPAR A11 Party Closest to Views on Issue

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 None DK 438 15.6 17.2 17.2
1 Labour 791 28.2 31.0 48.2
2 National 820 29.2 32.2 80.3
3 Green 101 3.6 3.9 84.3
4 NZ First 154 5.5 6.0 90.3
5 Act 65 2.3 2.6 92.9
6 United F 74 2.7 2.9 95.8
7 Maori 62 2.2 2.4 98.2
8 Progress 23 .8 .9 99.1
9 Destiny 20 .7 .8 99.9
10 Christian H 1 .0 .0 100.0
12 Democratic 1 .0 .0 100.0
13 Alliance 0 .0 .0 100.0
Total 2551 90.9 100.0
Missing System 255 9.1

Total 2806 100.0


YPISSUE A12 Personal Issue Major Categories

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 HEALTH 221 7.9 9.7 9.7
2 EDUCATION 314 11.2 13.8 23.4
3 ECONOMY 106 3.8 4.7 28.1
4 WELFARE 151 5.4 6.6 34.7
5 LAWORDER 60 2.1 2.6 37.3
6 MAORI 173 6.2 7.6 44.9
7 TAX 694 24.7 30.4 75.3
8 POL DISCNT 176 6.3 7.7 83.1
9 SOCIAL DISCNT 123 4.4 5.4 88.4
10 UNEMPLOY 27 1.0 1.2 89.6
11 RIGHTS 28 1.0 1.2 90.8
12 SUPER 72 2.6 3.1 94.0
13 IMMIG 31 1.1 1.4 95.3
14 WAGES 20 .7 .9 96.2
17 ENVIRON 62 2.2 2.7 98.9
18 DEFENCE 10 .4 .5 99.4
19 TRANSPORT 12 .4 .5 99.9
20 PRIVATIS 2 .1 .1 100.0
Total 2283 81.4 100.0
Missing System 523 18.6

Total 2806 100.0


YISPRP A13 Party Closest Personal Issue

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 0 None DK 311 11.1 12.3 12.3
1 Labour 829 29.5 32.7 44.9
2 National 904 32.2 35.6 80.6
3 Green 106 3.8 4.2 84.8
4 NZ First 129 4.6 5.1 89.8
5 Act 62 2.2 2.5 92.3
6 United F 76 2.7 3.0 95.3
7 Maori 70 2.5 2.8 98.0
8 Progress 26 .9 1.0 99.1
9 Destiny 22 .8 .9 99.9
10 Christian H 2 .1 .1 100.0
13 Alliance 0 .0 .0 100.0
Total 2537 90.4 100.0
Missing System 269 9.6

Total 2806 100.0


YDISCUS A14a Discuss Politics During Election

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Frequently 898 32.0 32.5 32.5
2 Occasionally 1242 44.3 44.9 77.4
3 Rarely 433 15.4 15.6 93.0
4 No 193 6.9 7.0 100.0
Total 2765 98.5 100.0
Missing System 41 1.5

Total 2806 100.0


YGOMEET A14b Go Meetings During Election

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Frequently 32 1.1 1.2 1.2
2 Occasionally 60 2.1 2.2 3.4
3 Rarely 87 3.1 3.3 6.7
4 No 2497 89.0 93.3 100.0
Total 2677 95.4 100.0
Missing System 129 4.6

Total 2806 100.0


YOTHTLK A14c Persuade Others During Election

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Frequently 149 5.3 5.5 5.5
2 Occasionally 368 13.1 13.7 19.2
3 Rarely 324 11.5 12.0 31.3
4 No 1849 65.9 68.7 100.0
Total 2690 95.9 100.0
Missing System 116 4.1

Total 2806 100.0


YSUPPTY A14d Show Party Support During Election

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Frequently 61 2.2 2.3 2.3
2 Occasionally 68 2.4 2.5 4.8
3 Rarely 58 2.1 2.2 7.0
4 No 2484 88.5 93.0 100.0
Total 2671 95.2 100.0
Missing System 134 4.8

Total 2806 100.0


YMONEY A14e Gave Money During Election

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Frequently 42 1.5 1.6 1.6
2 Occasionally 70 2.5 2.6 4.2
3 Rarely 56 2.0 2.1 6.3
4 No 2502 89.2 93.7 100.0
Total 2670 95.2 100.0
Missing System 136 4.8

Total 2806 100.0


YELSE A14f Do Anything Else During Election

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Frequently 37 1.3 1.4 1.4
2 Occasionally 89 3.2 3.4 4.8
3 Rarely 109 3.9 4.1 8.9
4 No 2404 85.7 91.1 100.0
Total 2638 94.0 100.0
Missing System 168 6.0

Total 2806 100.0


YGOVPER A15 Performance of the Government

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Very good 181 6.4 6.7 6.7
2 Good 1630 58.1 60.0 66.7
3 Bad job 624 22.2 23.0 89.7
4 Very Bad 132 4.7 4.9 94.6
5 148 5.3 5.4 100.0
Total 2715 96.8 100.0
Missing System 91 3.2

Total 2806 100.0





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