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Section E 2005 NZES

2005 NZES: Section E Frequencies

YPTMANY E1 Number of Parties in Parliament

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Too Many 1538 54.8 55.6 55.6
2 About Right 953 34.0 34.5 90.1
3 Not Ebough 25 .9 .9 91.0
9 DK 250 8.9 9.0 100.0
Total 2765 98.6 100.0
Missing System 40 1.4

Total 2806 100.0


YMMPFPP E2 Hypothetical Electoral Referendum

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Keep MMP 978 34.9 35.3 35.3
2 FPP 954 34.0 34.4 69.7
3 Alternative 195 6.9 7.0 76.7
4 PV 4 .2 .2 76.9
5 STV 93 3.3 3.4 80.2
6 List PR 0 .0 .0 80.2
7 PR General 3 .1 .1 80.3
8 Open List 1 .0 .0 80.4
9 DK 544 19.4 19.6 100.0
Total 2773 98.8 100.0
Missing System 33 1.2

Total 2806 100.0


YMMPREF E3 1993 Electoral Referendum

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 No Vote 663 23.6 24.2 24.2
2 FPP 597 21.3 21.7 45.9
3 MMP 1009 36.0 36.8 82.7
9 DK 475 16.9 17.3 100.0
Total 2743 97.8 100.0
Missing System 62 2.2

Total 2806 100.0


YMMPSON E4 Another Electoral Referendum Soon

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 No referendum 613 21.9 22.2 22.2
2 Not at all strongly 322 11.5 11.6 33.8
3 Not very strongly 399 14.2 14.4 48.3
4 Fairly strongly 408 14.5 14.7 63.0
5 Very Strongly 529 18.8 19.1 82.1
9 DK 494 17.6 17.9 100.0
Total 2765 98.5 100.0
Missing System 41 1.5

Total 2806 100.0


Y40PCST E5 Seats 40 per cent Party Should Get

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 About 40 per cent 1382 49.3 50.0 50.0
2 More Than Half 402 14.3 14.5 64.6
3 40 to 50 per cent 439 15.6 15.9 80.5
9 DK 540 19.2 19.5 100.0
Total 2762 98.4 100.0
Missing System 44 1.6

Total 2806 100.0


Y15PCST E6 Seats 15 per cent Party Should Get

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 About 15 per cent 1569 55.9 56.9 56.9
2 Less than 437 15.6 15.9 72.8
3 None at All 164 5.9 6.0 78.7
9 DK 587 20.9 21.3 100.0
Total 2758 98.3 100.0
Missing System 48 1.7

Total 2806 100.0


YCOAL E7 Single Party or Coalition Government

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Single Party 1123 40.0 40.5 40.5
2 Coalition 1375 49.0 49.6 90.1
9 DK 273 9.7 9.9 100.0
Total 2770 98.7 100.0
Missing System 36 1.3

Total 2806 100.0


YPROPOR E8 Majority versus Proportionality

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 More than Half 1181 42.1 43.2 43.2
2 Same Per Cent 1217 43.4 44.5 87.7
9 DK 336 12.0 12.3 100.0
Total 2734 97.4 100.0
Missing System 72 2.6

Total 2806 100.0


YPTYDIS E9a Party Discuss Issues in Campaign

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Strongly Agree 258 9.2 9.5 9.5
2 Agree 1466 52.3 53.8 63.3
3 Neutral 471 16.8 17.3 80.6
4 Disagree 352 12.5 12.9 93.5
5 Strongly Disagree 57 2.0 2.1 95.6
9 DK 120 4.3 4.4 100.0
Total 2723 97.1 100.0
Missing System 83 2.9

Total 2806 100.0


YGOVCL E9b Parties Should Specify Coalition

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Strongly Agree 453 16.1 16.6 16.6
2 Agree 1469 52.3 53.8 70.3
3 Neutral 333 11.9 12.2 82.5
4 Disagree 284 10.1 10.4 92.9
5 Strongly Disagree 34 1.2 1.3 94.2
9 DK 159 5.7 5.8 100.0
Total 2731 97.3 100.0
Missing System 75 2.7

Total 2806 100.0


YMILLER E9c Small Party Vote Protest Only

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Strongly Agree 206 7.3 7.5 7.5
2 Agree 793 28.3 29.0 36.5
3 Neutral 405 14.4 14.8 51.3
4 Disagree 912 32.5 33.3 84.6
5 Strongly Disagree 194 6.9 7.1 91.7
9 DK 226 8.1 8.3 100.0
Total 2736 97.5 100.0
Missing System 70 2.5

Total 2806 100.0


YGRASSR E9d Big Problems to Grassroots

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Strongly Agree 315 11.2 11.5 11.5
2 Agree 989 35.3 36.2 47.7
3 Neutral 481 17.2 17.6 65.3
4 Disagree 600 21.4 22.0 87.3
5 Strongly Disagree 74 2.6 2.7 90.0
9 DK 274 9.7 10.0 100.0
Total 2733 97.4 100.0
Missing System 72 2.6

Total 2806 100.0


YMOSTV E9e Most Votes Most Seats Under MMP

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Strongly Agree 212 7.6 7.8 7.8
2 Agree 1062 37.9 39.2 47.0
3 Neutral 311 11.1 11.5 58.5
4 Disagree 423 15.1 15.6 74.1
5 Strongly Disagree 50 1.8 1.9 75.9
9 DK 653 23.3 24.1 100.0
Total 2712 96.7 100.0
Missing System 94 3.3

Total 2806 100.0


YOPENL E9f Open Lists

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Strongly Agree 336 12.0 12.4 12.4
2 Agree 1046 37.3 38.7 51.1
3 Neutral 383 13.7 14.2 65.3
4 Disagree 559 19.9 20.7 86.0
5 Strongly Disagree 39 1.4 1.4 87.4
9 DK 340 12.1 12.6 100.0
Total 2702 96.3 100.0
Missing System 103 3.7

Total 2806 100.0


YMMPFR E9g MMP is Fairer Than FPP

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Strongly Agree 239 8.5 8.8 8.8
2 Agree 845 30.1 31.2 40.0
3 Neutral 431 15.4 15.9 55.9
4 Disagree 539 19.2 19.9 75.8
5 Strongly Disagree 170 6.0 6.3 82.1
9 DK 484 17.3 17.9 100.0
Total 2707 96.5 100.0
Missing System 99 3.5

Total 2806 100.0


YMAJCON E9h Majority Better Than Consensus

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Strongly Agree 158 5.6 5.8 5.8
2 Agree 1273 45.4 47.1 52.9
3 Neutral 441 15.7 16.3 69.2
4 Disagree 372 13.2 13.7 83.0
5 Strongly Disagree 36 1.3 1.3 84.3
9 DK 424 15.1 15.7 100.0
Total 2703 96.3 100.0
Missing System 103 3.7

Total 2806 100.0


YSTFUND E9i State Should Fund Parties

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Strongly Agree 89 3.2 3.3 3.3
2 Agree 471 16.8 17.3 20.5
3 Neutral 390 13.9 14.3 34.8
4 Disagree 1035 36.9 37.9 72.7
5 Strongly Disagree 443 15.8 16.2 88.9
9 DK 302 10.8 11.1 100.0
Total 2731 97.3 100.0
Missing System 75 2.7

Total 2806 100.0


YMINOR E10 Prefer Minority Government or Not

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 More than Half 1618 57.7 59.4 59.4
2 Less Than Half 786 28.0 28.9 88.3
9 DK 318 11.3 11.7 100.0
Total 2722 97.0 100.0
Missing System 84 3.0

Total 2806 100.0


YSTABLE E11a One or More Party Better at Stablity

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 One Best 1673 59.6 60.8 60.8
2 More Best 661 23.6 24.0 84.8
3 Same 224 8.0 8.1 92.9
9 DK 195 7.0 7.1 100.0
Total 2754 98.2 100.0
Missing System 52 1.8

Total 2806 100.0


YTOUGH E11b One or More Party More Tough

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 One Best 1265 45.1 46.3 46.3
2 More Best 1072 38.2 39.2 85.5
3 Same 234 8.3 8.6 94.0
9 DK 164 5.8 6.0 100.0
Total 2735 97.5 100.0
Missing System 71 2.5

Total 2806 100.0


YPROM E11c One or More Party Keeping Promises

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 One Best 1051 37.5 38.5 38.5
2 More Best 1154 41.1 42.3 80.8
3 Same 310 11.1 11.4 92.2
9 DK 213 7.6 7.8 100.0
Total 2728 97.2 100.0
Missing System 77 2.8

Total 2806 100.0


YDOWANT E11d One or More Party What People Want

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 One Best 641 22.8 23.4 23.4
2 More Best 1452 51.8 53.2 76.6
3 Same 389 13.9 14.3 90.9
9 DK 250 8.9 9.1 100.0
Total 2732 97.4 100.0
Missing System 74 2.6

Total 2806 100.0


YKWPTM E12a Knowledge Parliamentary Term

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 True 398 14.2 14.5 14.5
2 False 2256 80.4 81.9 96.4
9 DK 100 3.6 3.6 100.0
Total 2754 98.2 100.0
Missing System 52 1.8

Total 2806 100.0


YKWENR E12b Knowledge Voter Enrolment

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 True 1847 65.8 67.0 67.0
2 False 783 27.9 28.4 95.4
9 DK 128 4.6 4.6 100.0
Total 2759 98.3 100.0
Missing System 47 1.7

Total 2806 100.0


YKNCIT E12c Knowledge Citizenship and Vote

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 True 817 29.1 29.7 29.7
2 False 1591 56.7 57.9 87.6
9 DK 340 12.1 12.4 100.0
Total 2748 97.9 100.0
Missing System 58 2.1

Total 2806 100.0


YEASYM E13 Easy or Hard to Understand MMP

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 Easy 448 16.0 16.2 16.2
2 633 22.6 22.9 39.1
3 778 27.7 28.1 67.2
4 584 20.8 21.1 88.4
5 Hard 224 8.0 8.1 96.4
9 DK 98 3.5 3.6 100.0
Total 2765 98.5 100.0
Missing System 41 1.5

Total 2806 100.0


YTHRES E14 How Parties Cross Threshold

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 5 PC or Electorate 1581 56.4 58.1 58.1
2 5 PC and Electorate 444 15.8 16.3 74.4
3 DK 696 24.8 25.6 100.0
Total 2722 97.0 100.0
Missing System 84 3.0

Total 2806 100.0





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