FESTIVAL FOR THE FUTURE
#FFTF17 - What do young people think about the future of politics and democracy?
9 questions polled on this topic
87% response rate
68 responded out of 78 polled
Jul 26. 2017
In your opinion, what is the most important issue that politicians should be addressing?
Jul 26. 2017
In your opinion, how committed are politicians to addressing the issues young New Zealanders care about?
Jul 26. 2017
Do you think that young New Zealanders have access to the information they need to decide who to vote for?
Jul 26. 2017
If you WILL be eligible to vote this year, how likely are you to actually vote?
Jul 26. 2017
If you WON'T be eligible to vote this year, how likely are you to vote in future?
Jul 26. 2017
What do you think would be the most effective way to encourage young people to vote in elections?
Jul 26. 2017
If/when you end up voting, what are you most likely to be voting based on?
Jul 26. 2017
Do you feel as though the majority of your friends and family share your main motivation for voting?
Jul 26. 2017
If you don't feel as though the majority of your friends and family share your main motivation for voting, what do you think they base their vote on instead?

POLL RESULTS

JUL 26. 2017
In your opinion, what is the most important issue that politicians should be addressing?
68 responded out of 78 polled
Female
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0%
Something else
 
Something else
0%
Racism, bullying and discrimination
 
Racism, bullying and discrimination
36%
Poverty and inequality
 
Poverty and inequality
29%
Environment
 
Environment
14%
Health
 
Health
12%
Housing
 
Housing
10%
Education
 
Education

Male
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
7%
Something else
 
Something else
7%
Racism, bullying and discrimination
 
Racism, bullying and discrimination
57%
Poverty and inequality
 
Poverty and inequality
7%
Environment
 
Environment
0%
Health
 
Health
7%
Housing
 
Housing
14%
Education
 
Education
0-14
0%
housing
 
housing
67%
poverty and inequality
 
poverty and inequality
0%
racism, bullying and discrimination
 
racism, bullying and discrimination
0%
environment
 
environment
0%
health
 
health
0%
something else
 
something else
33%
education
 
education
0%
don't know
 
don't know

15-19
13%
housing
 
housing
40%
poverty and inequality
 
poverty and inequality
3%
racism, bullying and discrimination
 
racism, bullying and discrimination
27%
environment
 
environment
13%
health
 
health
0%
something else
 
something else
3%
education
 
education
0%
don't know
 
don't know

20-24
0%
housing
 
housing
71%
poverty and inequality
 
poverty and inequality
0%
racism, bullying and discrimination
 
racism, bullying and discrimination
14%
environment
 
environment
0%
health
 
health
0%
something else
 
something else
14%
education
 
education
0%
don't know
 
don't know

25-30
0%
housing
 
housing
33%
poverty and inequality
 
poverty and inequality
0%
racism, bullying and discrimination
 
racism, bullying and discrimination
17%
environment
 
environment
17%
health
 
health
0%
something else
 
something else
33%
education
 
education
0%
don't know
 
don't know

31-34
0%
housing
 
housing
0%
poverty and inequality
 
poverty and inequality
0%
racism, bullying and discrimination
 
racism, bullying and discrimination
0%
environment
 
environment
0%
health
 
health
0%
something else
 
something else
100%
education
 
education
0%
don't know
 
don't know

35+
0%
housing
 
housing
50%
poverty and inequality
 
poverty and inequality
0%
racism, bullying and discrimination
 
racism, bullying and discrimination
0%
environment
 
environment
0%
health
 
health
50%
something else
 
something else
0%
education
 
education
0%
don't know
 
don't know
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
1%
Something else
 
Something else
4%
Racism, bullying and discrimination
 
Racism, bullying and discrimination
41%
Poverty and inequality
 
Poverty and inequality
22%
Environment
 
Environment
10%
Health
 
Health
10%
Housing
 
Housing
10%
Education
 
Education
JUL 26. 2017
In your opinion, how committed are politicians to addressing the issues young New Zealanders care about?
65 responded out of 78 polled
Female
3%
Don't know
 
Don't know
18%
Not at all committed
 
Not at all committed
63%
Not that committed
 
Not that committed
13%
Quite committed
 
Quite committed
5%
Extremely committed
 
Extremely committed

Male
14%
Don't know
 
Don't know
21%
Not at all committed
 
Not at all committed
64%
Not that committed
 
Not that committed
0%
Quite committed
 
Quite committed
0%
Extremely committed
 
Extremely committed
0-14
33%
extremely committed
 
extremely committed
0%
quite committed
 
quite committed
0%
don't know
 
don't know
67%
not that committed
 
not that committed
0%
not at all committed
 
not at all committed

15-19
0%
extremely committed
 
extremely committed
10%
quite committed
 
quite committed
3%
don't know
 
don't know
62%
not that committed
 
not that committed
24%
not at all committed
 
not at all committed

20-24
14%
extremely committed
 
extremely committed
14%
quite committed
 
quite committed
14%
don't know
 
don't know
43%
not that committed
 
not that committed
14%
not at all committed
 
not at all committed

25-30
0%
extremely committed
 
extremely committed
0%
quite committed
 
quite committed
0%
don't know
 
don't know
100%
not that committed
 
not that committed
0%
not at all committed
 
not at all committed

31-34
0%
extremely committed
 
extremely committed
0%
quite committed
 
quite committed
100%
don't know
 
don't know
0%
not that committed
 
not that committed
0%
not at all committed
 
not at all committed

35+
0%
extremely committed
 
extremely committed
0%
quite committed
 
quite committed
0%
don't know
 
don't know
33%
not that committed
 
not that committed
67%
not at all committed
 
not at all committed
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know
20%
Not at all committed
 
Not at all committed
65%
Not that committed
 
Not that committed
8%
Quite committed
 
Quite committed
3%
Extremely committed
 
Extremely committed
JUL 26. 2017
Do you think that young New Zealanders have access to the information they need to decide who to vote for?
78 responded out of 78 polled
Female
8%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
35%
A little bit
 
A little bit
8%
Don't know
 
Don't know
35%
Not really
 
Not really
13%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all

Male
19%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
6%
A little bit
 
A little bit
19%
Don't know
 
Don't know
38%
Not really
 
Not really
19%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
0-14
67%
not really
 
not really
0%
a little bit
 
a little bit
33%
yes, definitely
 
yes, definitely
0%
no, not at all
 
no, not at all
0%
don't know
 
don't know

15-19
39%
not really
 
not really
36%
a little bit
 
a little bit
3%
yes, definitely
 
yes, definitely
17%
no, not at all
 
no, not at all
6%
don't know
 
don't know

20-24
38%
not really
 
not really
13%
a little bit
 
a little bit
25%
yes, definitely
 
yes, definitely
13%
no, not at all
 
no, not at all
13%
don't know
 
don't know

25-30
17%
not really
 
not really
33%
a little bit
 
a little bit
50%
yes, definitely
 
yes, definitely
0%
no, not at all
 
no, not at all
0%
don't know
 
don't know

31-34
100%
not really
 
not really
0%
a little bit
 
a little bit
0%
yes, definitely
 
yes, definitely
0%
no, not at all
 
no, not at all
0%
don't know
 
don't know

35+
0%
not really
 
not really
0%
a little bit
 
a little bit
0%
yes, definitely
 
yes, definitely
67%
no, not at all
 
no, not at all
33%
don't know
 
don't know
10%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
26%
A little bit
 
A little bit
10%
Don't know
 
Don't know
38%
Not really
 
Not really
15%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
JUL 26. 2017
If you WILL be eligible to vote this year, how likely are you to actually vote?
34 responded out of 34 polled
Female
5%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely
0%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
0%
Not sure
 
Not sure
0%
Likely
 
Likely
95%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely

Male
13%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely
0%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
13%
Not sure
 
Not sure
0%
Likely
 
Likely
75%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
0-14
0%
not sure
 
not sure
0%
extremely unlikely
 
extremely unlikely
0%
unlikely
 
unlikely
0%
likely
 
likely
100%
extremely likely
 
extremely likely

15-19
0%
not sure
 
not sure
33%
extremely unlikely
 
extremely unlikely
0%
unlikely
 
unlikely
0%
likely
 
likely
67%
extremely likely
 
extremely likely

20-24
0%
not sure
 
not sure
0%
extremely unlikely
 
extremely unlikely
0%
unlikely
 
unlikely
0%
likely
 
likely
100%
extremely likely
 
extremely likely

25-30
0%
not sure
 
not sure
0%
extremely unlikely
 
extremely unlikely
0%
unlikely
 
unlikely
0%
likely
 
likely
100%
extremely likely
 
extremely likely

31-34
0%
not sure
 
not sure
100%
extremely unlikely
 
extremely unlikely
0%
unlikely
 
unlikely
0%
likely
 
likely
0%
extremely likely
 
extremely likely

35+
33%
not sure
 
not sure
0%
extremely unlikely
 
extremely unlikely
0%
unlikely
 
unlikely
0%
likely
 
likely
67%
extremely likely
 
extremely likely
6%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely
3%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
3%
Not sure
 
Not sure
0%
Likely
 
Likely
88%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
JUL 26. 2017
If you WON'T be eligible to vote this year, how likely are you to vote in future?
36 responded out of 36 polled
Female
0%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely
4%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
8%
Not sure
 
Not sure
8%
Likely
 
Likely
79%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely

Male
0%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely
0%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
17%
Not sure
 
Not sure
17%
Likely
 
Likely
67%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
0-14
0%
not sure
 
not sure
0%
extremely unlikely
 
extremely unlikely
0%
unlikely
 
unlikely
0%
likely
 
likely
0%
extremely likely
 
extremely likely

15-19
11%
not sure
 
not sure
0%
extremely unlikely
 
extremely unlikely
4%
unlikely
 
unlikely
14%
likely
 
likely
71%
extremely likely
 
extremely likely

20-24
0%
not sure
 
not sure
0%
extremely unlikely
 
extremely unlikely
0%
unlikely
 
unlikely
0%
likely
 
likely
0%
extremely likely
 
extremely likely

25-30
0%
not sure
 
not sure
0%
extremely unlikely
 
extremely unlikely
0%
unlikely
 
unlikely
0%
likely
 
likely
0%
extremely likely
 
extremely likely

31-34
0%
not sure
 
not sure
0%
extremely unlikely
 
extremely unlikely
0%
unlikely
 
unlikely
0%
likely
 
likely
0%
extremely likely
 
extremely likely

35+
0%
not sure
 
not sure
0%
extremely unlikely
 
extremely unlikely
0%
unlikely
 
unlikely
0%
likely
 
likely
0%
extremely likely
 
extremely likely
0%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely
3%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
8%
Not sure
 
Not sure
11%
Likely
 
Likely
78%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
JUL 26. 2017
What do you think would be the most effective way to encourage young people to vote in elections?
64 responded out of 70 polled
Female
3%
Something else
 
Something else
8%
Lowering the voting age to 16
 
Lowering the voting age to 16
28%
Online voting
 
Online voting
13%
Compulsory voting
 
Compulsory voting
23%
Improved education about voting
 
Improved education about voting
23%
Better policies for young people
 
Better policies for young people
5%
More relatable politicians
 
More relatable politicians

Male
7%
Something else
 
Something else
14%
Lowering the voting age to 16
 
Lowering the voting age to 16
14%
Online voting
 
Online voting
14%
Compulsory voting
 
Compulsory voting
21%
Improved education about voting
 
Improved education about voting
14%
Better policies for young people
 
Better policies for young people
14%
More relatable politicians
 
More relatable politicians
0-14
33%
lowering the voting age to 16
 
lowering the voting age to 16
0%
better policies for young people
 
better policies for young people
0%
compulsory voting
 
compulsory voting
0%
online voting
 
online voting
67%
improved education about voting
 
improved education about voting
0%
something else
 
something else
0%
more relatable politicians
 
more relatable politicians

15-19
11%
lowering the voting age to 16
 
lowering the voting age to 16
29%
better policies for young people
 
better policies for young people
7%
compulsory voting
 
compulsory voting
21%
online voting
 
online voting
21%
improved education about voting
 
improved education about voting
0%
something else
 
something else
11%
more relatable politicians
 
more relatable politicians

20-24
14%
lowering the voting age to 16
 
lowering the voting age to 16
0%
better policies for young people
 
better policies for young people
43%
compulsory voting
 
compulsory voting
0%
online voting
 
online voting
43%
improved education about voting
 
improved education about voting
0%
something else
 
something else
0%
more relatable politicians
 
more relatable politicians

25-30
0%
lowering the voting age to 16
 
lowering the voting age to 16
17%
better policies for young people
 
better policies for young people
33%
compulsory voting
 
compulsory voting
33%
online voting
 
online voting
0%
improved education about voting
 
improved education about voting
0%
something else
 
something else
17%
more relatable politicians
 
more relatable politicians

31-34
0%
lowering the voting age to 16
 
lowering the voting age to 16
0%
better policies for young people
 
better policies for young people
0%
compulsory voting
 
compulsory voting
100%
online voting
 
online voting
0%
improved education about voting
 
improved education about voting
0%
something else
 
something else
0%
more relatable politicians
 
more relatable politicians

35+
0%
lowering the voting age to 16
 
lowering the voting age to 16
33%
better policies for young people
 
better policies for young people
0%
compulsory voting
 
compulsory voting
33%
online voting
 
online voting
0%
improved education about voting
 
improved education about voting
33%
something else
 
something else
0%
more relatable politicians
 
more relatable politicians
3%
Something else
 
Something else
9%
Lowering the voting age to 16
 
Lowering the voting age to 16
20%
Online voting
 
Online voting
13%
Compulsory voting
 
Compulsory voting
22%
Improved education about voting
 
Improved education about voting
23%
Better policies for young people
 
Better policies for young people
9%
More relatable politicians
 
More relatable politicians
JUL 26. 2017
If/when you end up voting, what are you most likely to be voting based on?
65 responded out of 70 polled
Female
8%
Something else
 
Something else
8%
Policies that are best for everyone
 
Policies that are best for everyone
45%
Specific policies that affect me
 
Specific policies that affect me
38%
The principles/values of the party
 
The principles/values of the party
3%
The party leader
 
The party leader

Male
7%
Something else
 
Something else
14%
Policies that are best for everyone
 
Policies that are best for everyone
50%
Specific policies that affect me
 
Specific policies that affect me
29%
The principles/values of the party
 
The principles/values of the party
0%
The party leader
 
The party leader
0-14
0%
the party leader
 
the party leader
0%
something else
 
something else
0%
policies that are best for everyone
 
policies that are best for everyone
100%
specific policies that affect me
 
specific policies that affect me
0%
the principles/values of the party
 
the principles/values of the party

15-19
0%
the party leader
 
the party leader
7%
something else
 
something else
7%
policies that are best for everyone
 
policies that are best for everyone
43%
specific policies that affect me
 
specific policies that affect me
43%
the principles/values of the party
 
the principles/values of the party

20-24
0%
the party leader
 
the party leader
29%
something else
 
something else
0%
policies that are best for everyone
 
policies that are best for everyone
43%
specific policies that affect me
 
specific policies that affect me
29%
the principles/values of the party
 
the principles/values of the party

25-30
0%
the party leader
 
the party leader
0%
something else
 
something else
0%
policies that are best for everyone
 
policies that are best for everyone
50%
specific policies that affect me
 
specific policies that affect me
50%
the principles/values of the party
 
the principles/values of the party

31-34
0%
the party leader
 
the party leader
0%
something else
 
something else
100%
policies that are best for everyone
 
policies that are best for everyone
0%
specific policies that affect me
 
specific policies that affect me
0%
the principles/values of the party
 
the principles/values of the party

35+
0%
the party leader
 
the party leader
0%
something else
 
something else
0%
policies that are best for everyone
 
policies that are best for everyone
33%
specific policies that affect me
 
specific policies that affect me
67%
the principles/values of the party
 
the principles/values of the party
6%
Something else
 
Something else
9%
Policies that are best for everyone
 
Policies that are best for everyone
48%
Specific policies that affect me
 
Specific policies that affect me
35%
The principles/values of the party
 
The principles/values of the party
2%
The party leader
 
The party leader
JUL 26. 2017
Do you feel as though the majority of your friends and family share your main motivation for voting?
64 responded out of 70 polled
Female
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
44%
No
 
No
56%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
7%
Don't know
 
Don't know
29%
No
 
No
64%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
100%
yes
 
yes
0%
don't know
 
don't know
0%
no
 
no

15-19
70%
yes
 
yes
0%
don't know
 
don't know
30%
no
 
no

20-24
29%
yes
 
yes
0%
don't know
 
don't know
71%
no
 
no

25-30
67%
yes
 
yes
0%
don't know
 
don't know
33%
no
 
no

31-34
0%
yes
 
yes
0%
don't know
 
don't know
100%
no
 
no

35+
0%
yes
 
yes
33%
don't know
 
don't know
67%
no
 
no
2%
Don't know
 
Don't know
42%
No
 
No
56%
Yes
 
Yes
JUL 26. 2017
If you don't feel as though the majority of your friends and family share your main motivation for voting, what do you think they base their vote on instead?
26 responded out of 27 polled
Female
13%
Something else
 
Something else
38%
Policies that are best for everyone
 
Policies that are best for everyone
6%
Specific policies that affect me
 
Specific policies that affect me
31%
The principles values of the party
 
The principles values of the party
13%
The party leader
 
The party leader

Male
25%
Something else
 
Something else
25%
Policies that are best for everyone
 
Policies that are best for everyone
0%
Specific policies that affect me
 
Specific policies that affect me
0%
The principles values of the party
 
The principles values of the party
50%
The party leader
 
The party leader
0-14
0%
the party leader
 
the party leader
0%
something else
 
something else
0%
policies that are best for everyone
 
policies that are best for everyone
0%
specific policies that affect me
 
specific policies that affect me
0%
the principles values of the party
 
the principles values of the party

15-19
14%
the party leader
 
the party leader
14%
something else
 
something else
43%
policies that are best for everyone
 
policies that are best for everyone
0%
specific policies that affect me
 
specific policies that affect me
29%
the principles values of the party
 
the principles values of the party

20-24
40%
the party leader
 
the party leader
20%
something else
 
something else
20%
policies that are best for everyone
 
policies that are best for everyone
20%
specific policies that affect me
 
specific policies that affect me
0%
the principles values of the party
 
the principles values of the party

25-30
0%
the party leader
 
the party leader
0%
something else
 
something else
50%
policies that are best for everyone
 
policies that are best for everyone
0%
specific policies that affect me
 
specific policies that affect me
50%
the principles values of the party
 
the principles values of the party

31-34
100%
the party leader
 
the party leader
0%
something else
 
something else
0%
policies that are best for everyone
 
policies that are best for everyone
0%
specific policies that affect me
 
specific policies that affect me
0%
the principles values of the party
 
the principles values of the party

35+
0%
the party leader
 
the party leader
50%
something else
 
something else
50%
policies that are best for everyone
 
policies that are best for everyone
0%
specific policies that affect me
 
specific policies that affect me
0%
the principles values of the party
 
the principles values of the party
12%
Something else
 
Something else
27%
Policies that are best for everyone
 
Policies that are best for everyone
4%
Specific policies that affect me
 
Specific policies that affect me
23%
The principles values of the party
 
The principles values of the party
35%
The party leader
 
The party leader

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