The latest Ipsos New Zealand Issues Monitor reveals that the primary concern for New Zealanders remains inflation / cost of living, with 62% of New Zealanders identifying it as a key issue. Meanwhile, The Government’s performance rating has slightly increased from August 2023’s record low mean score of 4.5 to 4.7. This marks the first increase in the Government’s performance rating since July 2020.
The newly released NZ edition of the Ipsos Global Health Service Monitor reveals that 75% of New Zealanders feel our health system is over-stretched, significantly higher than the global average. Just 43% of New Zealanders believe that the country’s healthcare system provides equitable care, and New Zealanders are significantly more likely to express concerns about staffing shortages.
New Zealanders' priorities for infrastructure investment shifts following extreme weather events – Less than a third of New Zealanders are satisfied with our national infrastructure, with flood defences receiving the lowest quality rating among different types of infrastructure, and identified as the number one investment priority in the country.
June 2023: In the Ipsos Pride 2023 global survey, we find that New Zealanders show strong support for protection from discrimination for transgender people, but we are more divided on other transgender discrimination issues. This Ipsos Global Advisor survey also shows very positive attitudes in New Zealand towards same sex couples as parents, although we should aim for much greater acceptance.
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