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Sue Bradford Fights Clear Message of Polls

19 March 2009

Sue Bradford Fights Clear Message of Polls

In response to Green MP Sue Bradford’s claim that our independently research poll flew in the face of other research, here is a summary of all research done over the past couple of years.

Ms Bradford is simply attacking the messenger rather than the message – that 80% of NZ’ers want her law changed.


Research International Feb 2008                       74% parents should be able to smack

Family First May 08                                          85% want law changed to allow light smacking

TVNZ June 08                                                  85% NO - do you think anti-smacking law should stay

NZ Herald Online Poll 25 June 2008                 Should there be a referendum on the smacking legislation at this year's election?

Yes: 3746 (81%)  No: 878 (19%)   Total Votes: 4624

Otago Daily Times 28 June 08                          68% up to parents to decide

(280 votes)                                                        21% children should be legally protected

                                                                        11% depends on the case

www.littlies.co.nz/ July 2008   One year on, do you think the anti-smacking Bill has proved to be effective?   
                          Yes (7%)       
                          No (87%)       
                         Unsure (7%)

NZ Herald Sep 08                     Should smack as part of good parental correction be a criminal offence in NZ                                 

86% No

                                                                        Online 90% (2800 votes)    



MARAE DigiPoll (1,000 Maori voters)               80%

Anti-smackingvote.co.nz  Apr 2007                  70% (43,000 votes!)

http://www.antismackingvote.co.nz/poll+results    Zenago Internet Solutions          

Treasures website Apr 2007                               85% (1972 votes)

Waikato Times Apr 4 2007                                 87%

TV3 TNS Mar 29 2007                                        69% (70% support smacking)  **

TVNZ Colmar Brunton Mar 26 2007                   83%

Research NZ Mar 26 2007                                  73%

Bay of Plenty Times Text Poll Mar 26 2007         94.6%

TV3 Website poll Mar 14 2007                           89%

NZ News – Yahoo .com Mar 13 2007     92%    (7643 votes)

TV3 News Poll Mar 2007                                   83%

NZ Herald Feb 2007                                           90%      (3874 votes)

TVNZ website Feb 2007                                   87%

STUFF website July 2006                                  82%     (6700 votes!)

TVNZ website July 2006                                    88%

Bay of Plenty Times May 2006                          83%

Child Abuse Conference Feb 2006                   82%

STUFF website Feb 2006                                 84%

Dominion Post Feb 2006                                   82%

STUFF website March 2005                              86%

NZ Herald July 2005                                          71%

STUFF website June 2005                                82%




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