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The Great Morality Debate

12 August 2005

The Great Morality Debate - a Taste of Where New Zealand's Moral Compass is Pointing -

Christian Heritage voters are more likely to admit to watching porn than voters for any other party

* Wellingtonians are consistently much more liberal on sex, drugs and knocking off their partners (euthanasia) than the rest of the nation

* More than one in four men said they might cheat on their partner

* One third of respondents are uncomfortable with the idea of having a gay teacher teaching their child

These are just some of the surprising results uncovered by the Sunday Star-Times in a massive nation-wide morality survey.

In a staggering response over 10,000 New Zealanders took part in the independent survey and a surprising two thirds said moral issues mattered enough to influence their vote this election.

Should our political leaders be worried about the significance of moral issues? Our political commentators think so. Insights into how these moral issues and more will impact upon voters' choice will be released over the coming weeks in the lead up to the general election.

ENDS

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