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  • 72% of Maori say they'll vote to enact end of life choice law

    72% of Maori say they'll vote to enact end of life choice law

    A special survey of Maori commissioned by the television programme The Hui finds 72% will vote for the end of Life Choice Act coming into force. 28% said they would vote against the Act. Respondents were told the Act...

  • The enduring euthanasia majority

    The enduring euthanasia majority

    Across 7 years of Horizon Research polling on end of life choice, public support has never been below 63%. In fact, 63% was where it started in June 2012. It rose to 65% in May 2018. Since then it has been 70% or higher. ...

  • Large majority will currently vote to enact End of Life Choice Act

    Large majority will currently vote to enact End of Life Choice Act

    Currently 70% of New Zealanders think they will cast a referendum vote in favour of the End of Life Choice Act becoming law. 30% will vote No to it becoming law, according to the first nationwide poll of eligible voters on referendum...

  • Turnout a key to referenda results

    Turnout a key to referenda results

    The 2020 referendum on whether personal use of cannabis should be made legal will pit younger against older New Zealanders. Increasingly it also pits National and New Zealand First voters against Labour and Green ones. Horizon's ...

  • Support switches to favour legal personal cannabis use

    Support switches to favour legal personal cannabis use

    Support for legalising personal cannabis use has risen by 9% in the past quarter, according to the country’s only 12-month tracking survey on how New Zealanders would vote in the Government's binding referendum next year. The large November survey...

  • Vote for personal cannabis use reform falls to 39%

    Vote for personal cannabis use reform falls to 39%

    The prospect of ending wider cannabis prohibition looks increasingly unlikely. Over the last nine months, the percentage of New Zealanders who would vote for legalising the personal use of cannabis has declined at a near linear rate of around 10% per quarter. Support is now well below a...

  • Specialist sign-off for cannabis would strain health sector

    Specialist sign-off for cannabis would strain health sector

    An independent survey of over 700 healthcare professionals reveals genuine concern that New Zealand’s health sector would struggle to cope if ‘specialist sign-off’ is required before a GP can prescribe medicinal cannabis. Public consultation closes in...

  • Potential market for medicinal cannabis: 1 million adults

    Potential market for medicinal cannabis: 1 million adults

    Over 400,000 New Zealanders say they would definitely seek out medicinal cannabis products when they become widely available from 2020, according to a first of its kind survey by Horizon Research. Gearing up to meet such significant demand, the country’s largest...

  • 74% say yes to end of life choice law

    74% say yes to end of life choice law

    As Parliament prepares to vote on the End of Life Choice Bill this month, a new poll shows a clear majority of New Zealanders want to allow doctors to help the terminally ill, enduring unbearable suffering, to die. A Horizon Research poll confirms consistent surveys...

  • Cannabis referendum will pass, gap narrows

    Cannabis referendum will pass, gap narrows

    Horizon polling shows the Government's 2020 referendum on the personal use of recreational cannabis would pass - but the result might be closer than was indicated six months earlier. The new independent survey of over 1,100 New Zealanders, commissioned by Helius...

  • Medical profession willing to prescribe medicinal cannabis

    Medical profession willing to prescribe medicinal cannabis

    Nearly half of all medical professionals surveyed have had patients or others ask for medicinal cannabis prescriptions in the past 12 months. This has been the case for 63% of general practitioners and 77% of head pharmacists, according to a Horizon Research survey of...

  • 75% of Maori will vote to legalise personal use of cannabis

    75% of Maori will vote to legalise personal use of cannabis

    TV3 programme, The Hui,  has revealed the results of a special Horizon Research poll of 620 Māori, providing interesting insights into Māori attitudes towards cannabis. Seventy-five percent of Māori participating in the survey said...

  • 60% indicate they'll vote to legalise personal cannabis use

    60% indicate they'll vote to legalise personal cannabis use

    An independent survey of nearly 1,000 New Zealanders reveals the Government's 2020 referendum on recreational cannabis use would gain 60% support. New Zealand's largest licensed medicinal cannabis company, Helius Therapeutics, has released the result after commissioning...

  • Poll says treat medicinal cannabis like other medicines

    Poll says treat medicinal cannabis like other medicines

    A new survey of more than 2,000 Kiwi adults finds they overwhelmingly want doctors and nurse practitioners to be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis as they see fit, on a patient by patient basis, and for it to be treated like any other medicine in New Zealand. However,...

  • 68% want binding referendum on medical aid in dying

    68% want binding referendum on medical aid in dying

    New Zealanders want a binding referendum on proposed End of Life Choice law. A HorizonPoll finds 68% say yes to having a binding referendum, 33% say no. The result overwhelmingly supports a New Zealand First proposal...

  • Most accurate flag poll

    Most accurate flag poll

    Horizon Research had the most accurate poll results on the alternative New Zealand flag: just 0.17% out. Final results from the Electoral Commission released on December 15,...

  • Close voting result likely between the colourful silver fern flags

    Close voting result likely between the colourful silver fern flags

    Voting in the referendum to choose an alternative New Zealand flag is likely to narrowly favour the design featuring the Silver Fern with Black, White and Blue.   It wins marginally over the Silver Fern with Red,...

  • 57% say completely cancel asset sales  after “No” vote

    57% say completely cancel asset sales after “No” vote

    A Horizon Research poll which correctly called the result of the asset sales referendum also found that 57% of New Zealanders wanted all future sales cancelled if the referendum result opposed sales.   The official preliminary referendum result is 67.2% against and 32.5% for...

  • Referendum poll: 69.3% against partial state asset sales

    Referendum poll: 69.3% against partial state asset sales

    A poll using the question being asked in the November-December referendum finds 69.3% will vote against partial sale of state assets.   30.7% say yes when asked “do you support the Government selling up to 49% of Meridian Energy, Mighty River Power, Genesis Power,...

  • Why Kiwis won't swallow party pill tests on animals

    Why Kiwis won't swallow party pill tests on animals

    Why do 72.3% of adult New Zealanders want guidelines for or a ban on party pill testing?   These comments represent the range of views expressed for and against in a HorizonPoll surve...

  • Maori split on whether they own water rights

    Maori split on whether they own water rights

    While 90% of Maori don’t think state energy assets should be sold off until the Waitangi Tribunal reports on the issue, less than half believe Maori  own  water in the country’s rivers and lakes and should be able to attach a value to it.   ...

  • Public back compulsory savings policy idea

    Public back compulsory savings policy idea

    New Zealanders are firmly in favour of making contributions to employees’ personal retirement savings accounts compulsory.   The Financial Services Council (FSC) has released results of a HorizonPoll, saying it has not taken a position on whether savings contributions...

  • MMP: Horizon 56% - votes cast 55.76%

    MMP: Horizon 56% - votes cast 55.76%

    Horizon’s final pre-election survey found 56% of the votes cast would be to not change the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system.   The official preliminary...

  • MMP: 50% say keep it

    MMP: 50% say keep it

    56% of votes cast in this weekend's referendum will be to keep the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) system.   Overall, 50% will vote for it, 39.8% against, while 10.1% say they won’t vot...

  • Public mandates one of four major Budget policy proposals

    Public mandates one of four major Budget policy proposals

    The first nationwide post-Budget HorizonPoll shows the Government would not get a mandate to make changes to KiwiSaver, sell up to 49% of state-owned energy company shares or reduce its shareholding in Air New Zealand.   It would get a mandate to make changes to the Working...