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  • Overall, 82% trust pandemic’s management – down from 91%

    Overall, 82% trust pandemic’s management – down from 91%

    New Zealanders’ overall trust in the Ministry of Health and Government to manage the COVID-19 pandemic is at 82%, down from 91% during April. Overall distrust that the Ministry and Government will  manage it in...

  • 83% support Whanganui velodrome stadium funding

    83% support Whanganui velodrome stadium funding

    A new poll shows Whanganui district residents overwhelmingly want the Government to approve a $26.3 million  application to fund a velodrome stadium. The new stadium is short listed for shovel-ready project funding and will create the lower North Islnad's largest...

  • 30% believe households worse off, 298,000 expect to lose jobs

    30% believe households worse off, 298,000 expect to lose jobs

    64% of New Zealanders feel the economic position of their households is the same or better than a year ago – and 30% think it is worse or much worse, while 298,000 think they will lose their jobs in the next 12 months. ...

  • More are feeling lonely after COVID-19 lock down than before

    More are feeling lonely after COVID-19 lock down than before

    More people are feeling lonely after the COVID-19 lockdown than before it. The incidence of prolonged loneliness in New Zealand  has increased from 3.5% of the New Zealand adult population before lockdown to about 10.6% during lockdown, before slightly falling to 8.7%...

  • "I'm in shock" - and off on a trip!

    "I'm in shock" - and off on a trip!

    We told Christchurch widow Dale she had won our $2,100 major cash prize draw while she was out. When she called us back she said: "I'm home. I'm still in shock." Now she says she might pay some bills - and perhaps treat herself to see Invercargill...

  • Large majorities think Ardern best to manage pandemic, economy

    Large majorities think Ardern best to manage pandemic, economy

    Jacinda Ardern is seen by large majorities of New Zealanders as the best parliamentary party leader to manage both the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic recovery from it. She is favoured by 66% of adult New...

  • 1.22 million adults intend taking a domestic holiday

    1.22 million adults intend taking a domestic holiday

    Horizon Research has completed an extensive survey projecting domestic tourism market potential after COVID-19 travel restrictions are eased. Horizon finds that 34% of adults, an estimated 1,229,600 million people, intend to...

  • New Zealanders’ main priority: getting back to work

    New Zealanders’ main priority: getting back to work

    New Zealanders overwhelmingly want economic stimulus measures which get people back to work. A Horizon Research survey of policies to stimulate the economy finds 79% support “getting people back to work”. ...

  • Kiwis: lump sum cash will work, will spend it on basics

    Kiwis: lump sum cash will work, will spend it on basics

    Half of New Zealand's adults support a lump sum cash payment being paid to everyone and 67% think will be an effective way of stimulating the economy. A Horizon Research survey finds 23% think it will not be effective. The results mean an estimated...

  • Free from quarantine - with a $100 cash prize win!

    Free from quarantine - with a $100 cash prize win!

    A young Auckland mother got two peices of good news at once: She could leave COVID-19 quarantine, and She won a $100 extra cash draw, for completing a HorizonPoll survey while she and her son were isolated in a hotel. ...

  • 73% want unrushed and considered move to Level 2

    73% want unrushed and considered move to Level 2

    New Zealanders want an evidence-based and unrushed decision on the move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2. A nationwide Horizon Research survey during the first three days at Level 3 finds a nett 73% of adults think both “we shouldn’t rush into...

  • 73% say use my mobile data for COVID-19 tracking

    73% say use my mobile data for COVID-19 tracking

    Seven out of 10 adults will support police and health authorities using their personal mobile data to help track and trace those who have been in contact with COVID-19. A Horizon research nationwide survey finds 62% of adults “generally”...

  • 56% of adults – including a million workers – want to stay in isolation

    56% of adults – including a million workers – want to stay in isolation

    Most adults will – or would like to – stay in isolation after Alert Level 4 restrictions are lifted. 56% of adults say they will definitely or most likely stay isolated. Those definitely or most likely to stay isolated...

  • Huge surge in business post COVID-19 lock down

    Huge surge in business post COVID-19 lock down

    New research shows what New Zealanders say they will do when released from Alert Level 4 lockdown. In the first six months, if allowed, there will be huge surges in custom for the retail, postal and courier and travel sectors. Within these, fast food...

  • Who supports and trusts the COVID-19 policy

    Who supports and trusts the COVID-19 policy

    Confidence lockdown will work: 72% of New Zealand adults are confident that COVID-19 can be contained, and widespread community transmission prevented. They were asked in an April 7-12, 2020, HorizonPoll to rate their confidence on a 0 to...

  • A price of lockdown: 215,000 New Zealanders want help to cope

    A price of lockdown: 215,000 New Zealanders want help to cope

    More than 215,000 adults say they would like extra help and advice to cope with isolation and stress caused by the COVID-19 Level Four Alert lockdown. While most adults are coping well, a Horizon Research nationwide survey finds large numbers of younger...

  • It was April Fools Day - but we weren't joking!

    It was April Fools Day - but we weren't joking!

    April 1 is perhaps not the best time to advise someone they’ve won our major prize draw. Our winner says: “I did wonder when I heard your message on my mobile if you were having me on. But you’ve staggered me. This couldn’t have come at a better...

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