Poll: most important problems facing New Zealand

A Roy Morgan poll on most important general issues facing New Zealand compared to the world shows that economic issues, inequality and housing are of most concern.

Most Important Problems Facing New Zealand and the World - February 2018

And the most important specific New Zealand issues compared to the world.

It’s not surprising to see economic issues so high, including inequality, and in New Zealand housing is also of major concern.

Interesting to see that New Zealand is significantly less concerned about environmental issues.

Perhaps this is why the Greens are so keen on advocating on social issues.

Source: Economic Issues dominate New Zealand concerns early in 2018



  1. Griff

     /  March 24, 2018

  2. Gezza

     /  March 24, 2018

    From Roy Morgan: The charts below show the quantified thematic analysis of New Zealanders’ concerns. Respondents were asked: “What do you think is the most important problem facing the World today?” and then “What do you think is the most important problem facing New Zealand today?”
    Source: Roy Morgan interviewed a representative cross-section of 999 New Zealanders in February 2018.
    … … … …
    Dunno how much credibility I’d give a 999 sample Kiwi audience’s assessment of the most important issues facing the rest of the world.

    New Zealand’s most important issues looks about right. Surprised to see health is less of a concern than Labour politicians suggest & crime doesn’t even feature.

  3. Blazer

     /  March 24, 2018

    be interested in expanding the question on ‘economic issues’.Doubt that the man in the street’….could answer.

  4. Traveller

     /  March 24, 2018

    “Perhaps this is why the Greens are so keen on advocating on social issues.”

    And why they’re on 6%

  5. sorethumb

     /  March 24, 2018

    Immigration doesn’t feature but things like housing are a direct consequence (people are responding to what is in their face).

  6. PartisanZ

     /  March 24, 2018

    Good to see that ‘Poverty/Inequality’ makes up 20.5% of the 34% ‘Economic Issues’ … since its really an issue of ethics or ‘morality’. This means it’s Maslow level 5 not level 1 …

    Possibly not since Adolf Hitler would an individual person’s name have rated on a survey like this!

    “Donald Trump” FFS!