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
10%
Education
 
Education
12%
Housing
 
Housing
14%
Health
 
Health
29%
Environment
 
Environment
36%
Poverty and inequality
 
Poverty and inequality
0%
Racism, bullying and discrimination
 
Racism, bullying and discrimination
0%
Something else
 
Something else
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

Male
14%
Education
 
Education
7%
Housing
 
Housing
0%
Health
 
Health
7%
Environment
 
Environment
57%
Poverty and inequality
 
Poverty and inequality
7%
Racism, bullying and discrimination
 
Racism, bullying and discrimination
7%
Something else
 
Something else
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0-14
33%
Education
 
Education
0%
Housing
 
Housing
0%
Health
 
Health
0%
Environment
 
Environment
67%
Poverty and inequality
 
Poverty and inequality
0%
Racism, bullying and discrimination
 
Racism, bullying and discrimination
0%
Something else
 
Something else
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

15-19
3%
Education
 
Education
13%
Housing
 
Housing
13%
Health
 
Health
27%
Environment
 
Environment
40%
Poverty and inequality
 
Poverty and inequality
3%
Racism, bullying and discrimination
 
Racism, bullying and discrimination
0%
Something else
 
Something else
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

20-24
14%
Education
 
Education
0%
Housing
 
Housing
0%
Health
 
Health
14%
Environment
 
Environment
71%
Poverty and inequality
 
Poverty and inequality
0%
Racism, bullying and discrimination
 
Racism, bullying and discrimination
0%
Something else
 
Something else
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

25-30
33%
Education
 
Education
0%
Housing
 
Housing
17%
Health
 
Health
17%
Environment
 
Environment
33%
Poverty and inequality
 
Poverty and inequality
0%
Racism, bullying and discrimination
 
Racism, bullying and discrimination
0%
Something else
 
Something else
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

31-34
100%
Education
 
Education
0%
Housing
 
Housing
0%
Health
 
Health
0%
Environment
 
Environment
0%
Poverty and inequality
 
Poverty and inequality
0%
Racism, bullying and discrimination
 
Racism, bullying and discrimination
0%
Something else
 
Something else
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

35+
0%
Education
 
Education
0%
Housing
 
Housing
0%
Health
 
Health
0%
Environment
 
Environment
50%
Poverty and inequality
 
Poverty and inequality
0%
Racism, bullying and discrimination
 
Racism, bullying and discrimination
50%
Something else
 
Something else
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
10%
Education
 
Education
10%
Housing
 
Housing
10%
Health
 
Health
22%
Environment
 
Environment
41%
Poverty and inequality
 
Poverty and inequality
4%
Racism, bullying and discrimination
 
Racism, bullying and discrimination
1%
Something else
 
Something else
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
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
5%
Extremely committed
 
Extremely committed
12%
Quite committed
 
Quite committed
62%
Not that committed
 
Not that committed
18%
Not at all committed
 
Not at all committed
2%
Don't know
 
Don't know

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

15-19
0%
Extremely committed
 
Extremely committed
10%
Quite committed
 
Quite committed
62%
Not that committed
 
Not that committed
24%
Not at all committed
 
Not at all committed
3%
Don't know
 
Don't know

20-24
14%
Extremely committed
 
Extremely committed
14%
Quite committed
 
Quite committed
43%
Not that committed
 
Not that committed
14%
Not at all committed
 
Not at all committed
14%
Don't know
 
Don't know

25-30
0%
Extremely committed
 
Extremely committed
0%
Quite committed
 
Quite committed
100%
Not that committed
 
Not that committed
0%
Not at all committed
 
Not at all committed
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

31-34
0%
Extremely committed
 
Extremely committed
0%
Quite committed
 
Quite committed
0%
Not that committed
 
Not that committed
0%
Not at all committed
 
Not at all committed
100%
Don't know
 
Don't know

35+
0%
Extremely committed
 
Extremely committed
0%
Quite committed
 
Quite committed
33%
Not that committed
 
Not that committed
67%
Not at all committed
 
Not at all committed
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
3%
Extremely committed
 
Extremely committed
8%
Quite committed
 
Quite committed
65%
Not that committed
 
Not that committed
20%
Not at all committed
 
Not at all committed
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know
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
12%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
35%
Not really
 
Not really
8%
Don't know
 
Don't know
35%
A little bit
 
A little bit
8%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

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

15-19
17%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
39%
Not really
 
Not really
6%
Don't know
 
Don't know
36%
A little bit
 
A little bit
3%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

20-24
12%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
38%
Not really
 
Not really
12%
Don't know
 
Don't know
12%
A little bit
 
A little bit
25%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

25-30
0%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
17%
Not really
 
Not really
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
33%
A little bit
 
A little bit
50%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

31-34
0%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
100%
Not really
 
Not really
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0%
A little bit
 
A little bit
0%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

35+
67%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
0%
Not really
 
Not really
33%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0%
A little bit
 
A little bit
0%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
15%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
38%
Not really
 
Not really
10%
Don't know
 
Don't know
26%
A little bit
 
A little bit
10%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
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
95%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
0%
Likely
 
Likely
0%
Not sure
 
Not sure
0%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
5%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely

Male
75%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
0%
Likely
 
Likely
12%
Not sure
 
Not sure
0%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
12%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely
0-14
100%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
0%
Likely
 
Likely
0%
Not sure
 
Not sure
0%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
0%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely

15-19
67%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
0%
Likely
 
Likely
0%
Not sure
 
Not sure
0%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
33%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely

20-24
100%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
0%
Likely
 
Likely
0%
Not sure
 
Not sure
0%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
0%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely

25-30
100%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
0%
Likely
 
Likely
0%
Not sure
 
Not sure
0%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
0%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely

31-34
0%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
0%
Likely
 
Likely
0%
Not sure
 
Not sure
0%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
100%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely

35+
67%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
0%
Likely
 
Likely
33%
Not sure
 
Not sure
0%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
0%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely
88%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
0%
Likely
 
Likely
3%
Not sure
 
Not sure
3%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
6%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely
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
79%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
8%
Likely
 
Likely
8%
Not sure
 
Not sure
4%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
0%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely

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

15-19
71%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
14%
Likely
 
Likely
11%
Not sure
 
Not sure
4%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
0%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely

20-24
0%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
0%
Likely
 
Likely
0%
Not sure
 
Not sure
0%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
0%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely

25-30
0%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
0%
Likely
 
Likely
0%
Not sure
 
Not sure
0%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
0%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely

31-34
0%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
0%
Likely
 
Likely
0%
Not sure
 
Not sure
0%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
0%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely

35+
0%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
0%
Likely
 
Likely
0%
Not sure
 
Not sure
0%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
0%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely
78%
Extremely likely
 
Extremely likely
11%
Likely
 
Likely
8%
Not sure
 
Not sure
3%
Unlikely
 
Unlikely
0%
Extremely unlikely
 
Extremely unlikely
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
5%
More relatable politicians
 
More relatable politicians
22%
Better policies for young people
 
Better policies for young people
22%
Improved education about voting
 
Improved education about voting
12%
Compulsory voting
 
Compulsory voting
28%
Online voting
 
Online voting
8%
Lowering the voting age to 16
 
Lowering the voting age to 16
2%
Something else
 
Something else

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

15-19
11%
More relatable politicians
 
More relatable politicians
29%
Better policies for young people
 
Better policies for young people
21%
Improved education about voting
 
Improved education about voting
7%
Compulsory voting
 
Compulsory voting
21%
Online voting
 
Online voting
11%
Lowering the voting age to 16
 
Lowering the voting age to 16
0%
Something else
 
Something else

20-24
0%
More relatable politicians
 
More relatable politicians
0%
Better policies for young people
 
Better policies for young people
43%
Improved education about voting
 
Improved education about voting
43%
Compulsory voting
 
Compulsory voting
0%
Online voting
 
Online voting
14%
Lowering the voting age to 16
 
Lowering the voting age to 16
0%
Something else
 
Something else

25-30
17%
More relatable politicians
 
More relatable politicians
17%
Better policies for young people
 
Better policies for young people
0%
Improved education about voting
 
Improved education about voting
33%
Compulsory voting
 
Compulsory voting
33%
Online voting
 
Online voting
0%
Lowering the voting age to 16
 
Lowering the voting age to 16
0%
Something else
 
Something else

31-34
0%
More relatable politicians
 
More relatable politicians
0%
Better policies for young people
 
Better policies for young people
0%
Improved education about voting
 
Improved education about voting
0%
Compulsory voting
 
Compulsory voting
100%
Online voting
 
Online voting
0%
Lowering the voting age to 16
 
Lowering the voting age to 16
0%
Something else
 
Something else

35+
0%
More relatable politicians
 
More relatable politicians
33%
Better policies for young people
 
Better policies for young people
0%
Improved education about voting
 
Improved education about voting
0%
Compulsory voting
 
Compulsory voting
33%
Online voting
 
Online voting
0%
Lowering the voting age to 16
 
Lowering the voting age to 16
33%
Something else
 
Something else
9%
More relatable politicians
 
More relatable politicians
23%
Better policies for young people
 
Better policies for young people
22%
Improved education about voting
 
Improved education about voting
12%
Compulsory voting
 
Compulsory voting
20%
Online voting
 
Online voting
9%
Lowering the voting age to 16
 
Lowering the voting age to 16
3%
Something else
 
Something else
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
2%
The party leader
 
The party leader
38%
The principles/values of the party
 
The principles/values of the party
45%
Specific policies that affect me
 
Specific policies that affect me
8%
Policies that are best for everyone
 
Policies that are best for everyone
8%
Something else
 
Something else

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

15-19
0%
The party leader
 
The party leader
43%
The principles/values of the party
 
The principles/values of the party
43%
Specific policies that affect me
 
Specific policies that affect me
7%
Policies that are best for everyone
 
Policies that are best for everyone
7%
Something else
 
Something else

20-24
0%
The party leader
 
The party leader
29%
The principles/values of the party
 
The principles/values of the party
43%
Specific policies that affect me
 
Specific policies that affect me
0%
Policies that are best for everyone
 
Policies that are best for everyone
29%
Something else
 
Something else

25-30
0%
The party leader
 
The party leader
50%
The principles/values of the party
 
The principles/values of the party
50%
Specific policies that affect me
 
Specific policies that affect me
0%
Policies that are best for everyone
 
Policies that are best for everyone
0%
Something else
 
Something else

31-34
0%
The party leader
 
The party leader
0%
The principles/values of the party
 
The principles/values of the party
0%
Specific policies that affect me
 
Specific policies that affect me
100%
Policies that are best for everyone
 
Policies that are best for everyone
0%
Something else
 
Something else

35+
0%
The party leader
 
The party leader
67%
The principles/values of the party
 
The principles/values of the party
33%
Specific policies that affect me
 
Specific policies that affect me
0%
Policies that are best for everyone
 
Policies that are best for everyone
0%
Something else
 
Something else
2%
The party leader
 
The party leader
35%
The principles/values of the party
 
The principles/values of the party
48%
Specific policies that affect me
 
Specific policies that affect me
9%
Policies that are best for everyone
 
Policies that are best for everyone
6%
Something else
 
Something else
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
56%
Yes
 
Yes
44%
No
 
No
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

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

15-19
70%
Yes
 
Yes
30%
No
 
No
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

20-24
29%
Yes
 
Yes
71%
No
 
No
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

25-30
67%
Yes
 
Yes
33%
No
 
No
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

31-34
0%
Yes
 
Yes
100%
No
 
No
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

35+
0%
Yes
 
Yes
67%
No
 
No
33%
Don't know
 
Don't know
56%
Yes
 
Yes
42%
No
 
No
2%
Don't know
 
Don't know
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
12%
The party leader
 
The party leader
31%
The principles values of the party
 
The principles values of the party
6%
Specific policies that affect me
 
Specific policies that affect me
38%
Policies that are best for everyone
 
Policies that are best for everyone
12%
Something else
 
Something else

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

15-19
14%
The party leader
 
The party leader
29%
The principles values of the party
 
The principles values of the party
0%
Specific policies that affect me
 
Specific policies that affect me
43%
Policies that are best for everyone
 
Policies that are best for everyone
14%
Something else
 
Something else

20-24
40%
The party leader
 
The party leader
0%
The principles values of the party
 
The principles values of the party
20%
Specific policies that affect me
 
Specific policies that affect me
20%
Policies that are best for everyone
 
Policies that are best for everyone
20%
Something else
 
Something else

25-30
0%
The party leader
 
The party leader
50%
The principles values of the party
 
The principles values of the party
0%
Specific policies that affect me
 
Specific policies that affect me
50%
Policies that are best for everyone
 
Policies that are best for everyone
0%
Something else
 
Something else

31-34
100%
The party leader
 
The party leader
0%
The principles values of the party
 
The principles values of the party
0%
Specific policies that affect me
 
Specific policies that affect me
0%
Policies that are best for everyone
 
Policies that are best for everyone
0%
Something else
 
Something else

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

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