survey focused on voting trends and decision-making in the 1993 New Zealand
general election. Voters were questioned on: parties/politicians and the
politics and issues of each; economic policy; attitudes to other policies and
values; their attitudes on the extent of representation and the level of
participation; party preferences and voting; the role of elections and types of
Background variables include age, sex, country
of birth, place of residence, racial, religious and class identity, personal
income, marital status, level of education, employment status, income, spouse’s
employment status and income.
SamplingSimple random sample; number of units in original sample: 3,050. All unanswered questionnaires were followed up by sending up to two more questionnaires. If this failed, then one telephone interview was conducted with up to two callbacks.
UniverseNew Zealand Electoral Rolls prior to 1993 Election (excluding supplementary).
Mode of CollectionSelf-completion (mail out, mail back).
WeightingSeveral weighting variables are provided for more representative analysis.
Series InformationThrough the analysis of political behaviour over successive New Zealand elections, we have been monitoring the democratic process in New Zealand during a period of social and economic change and, most particularly, during the transition between electoral systems: the first past the post (FPP) or plurality electoral system in effect in New Zealand from the origins of the political system, and the new Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) system which is in effect from the 1996 election. The NZES began in its present form in 1990. The NZES’s main source of data are questionnaires which are posted to randomly selected registered electors across the country immediately following each election. Questions focus on voting choices, political opinions, and social and demographic characteristics.
Publisher (e.g. University of Auckland)The University of Auckland