17th Ipsos NZ Issues Monitor - June 2022

The latest Ipsos New Zealand Issues Monitor finds that Inflation / cost of living continues to be the number one issue facing New Zealanders. In addition, New Zealanders’ ratings of the Government’s performance continues to decline after reaching all time high levels during the first major lockdown. Ratings have dipped below pre-COVID-19 levels and are now similar with levels at the beginning of their first term in.

Ipsos NZ Issues Monitor June 2022

The author(s)

  • Amanda Dudding Director, Public Affairs Research
  • Carin Hercock Managing Director
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With the cost of living increasing, 1 in 5 New Zealanders (20%) say that they are finding it difficult to manage financially, while 85% are concerned about the rising cost of goods and services. 81% also believe that inflation will rise over the next twelve months.

 

Amanda Dudding, Research Director, Public Affairs, Ipsos New Zealand, states that: “Most New Zealanders recognise that inflation is a global issue with Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine being key drivers, however more than two thirds of us believe businesses are making excessive profits and government policies are also key inflationary drivers. Inflation is top of mind for New Zealanders and globally has surpassed Covid-19 as the issue of the day. This means inflation will be a key factor that shapes both government policy and perceived performance for the near future.”
 

The author(s)

  • Amanda Dudding Director, Public Affairs Research
  • Carin Hercock Managing Director

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