DISABILITY
Disability pride week - what do young people think about disability, accessibility and mental health? How do the views of young people without a disability compare to those young people with a disability?
10 questions polled on this topic
97% response rate
297 responded out of 306 polled
Nov 20. 2017
Which of the following do think is the most effective way to help people be more disability-inclusive?
Nov 20. 2017
If you do have a disability, how often do you find it hard to fully participate in events because the event is non-inclusive?
Nov 20. 2017
If you don't have a disability, how often do you think disabled people find it hard to participate in events because the event is non-inclusive?
Nov 20. 2017
If you do have a disability, do you think New Zealanders are generally inclusive of people with disabilities?
Nov 20. 2017
If you don't have a disability, do you think New Zealanders are generally inclusive of people who do have disabilities?
Nov 20. 2017
If you do have a disability, do you think people with disabilities are provided with enough living support?
Nov 20. 2017
If you don't have a disability, do you think people who do have disabilities are provided with enough living support?
Nov 20. 2017
To what extent does your disability affect your mental health?
Nov 20. 2017
When you come across discrimination or non-inclusion, do you generally feel as though you are able to make a complaint or suggestion for change?
Nov 20. 2017
In your experience, how well do you think people with disabilities are supported to participate in decisions which affect them?

POLL RESULTS

NOV 20. 2017
Which of the following do think is the most effective way to help people be more disability-inclusive?
297 responded out of 306 polled
Female
45%
Education programmes in school
 
Education programmes in school
11%
Public promotion campaigns
 
Public promotion campaigns
23%
Visibility of disabilities in media
 
Visibility of disabilities in media
3%
Funding/policy from councils
 
Funding/policy from councils
11%
Funding/policy from government
 
Funding/policy from government
4%
Something else
 
Something else
3%
Don't know
 
Don't know

Male
33%
Education programmes in school
 
Education programmes in school
8%
Public promotion campaigns
 
Public promotion campaigns
5%
Visibility of disabilities in media
 
Visibility of disabilities in media
7%
Funding/policy from councils
 
Funding/policy from councils
15%
Funding/policy from government
 
Funding/policy from government
16%
Something else
 
Something else
15%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0-14
25%
Education programmes in school
 
Education programmes in school
25%
Public promotion campaigns
 
Public promotion campaigns
0%
Visibility of disabilities in media
 
Visibility of disabilities in media
0%
Funding/policy from councils
 
Funding/policy from councils
0%
Funding/policy from government
 
Funding/policy from government
50%
Something else
 
Something else
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

15-19
45%
Education programmes in school
 
Education programmes in school
9%
Public promotion campaigns
 
Public promotion campaigns
24%
Visibility of disabilities in media
 
Visibility of disabilities in media
4%
Funding/policy from councils
 
Funding/policy from councils
7%
Funding/policy from government
 
Funding/policy from government
6%
Something else
 
Something else
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know

20-24
48%
Education programmes in school
 
Education programmes in school
10%
Public promotion campaigns
 
Public promotion campaigns
13%
Visibility of disabilities in media
 
Visibility of disabilities in media
7%
Funding/policy from councils
 
Funding/policy from councils
15%
Funding/policy from government
 
Funding/policy from government
3%
Something else
 
Something else
3%
Don't know
 
Don't know

25-30
27%
Education programmes in school
 
Education programmes in school
13%
Public promotion campaigns
 
Public promotion campaigns
0%
Visibility of disabilities in media
 
Visibility of disabilities in media
7%
Funding/policy from councils
 
Funding/policy from councils
27%
Funding/policy from government
 
Funding/policy from government
13%
Something else
 
Something else
13%
Don't know
 
Don't know

31-34
0%
Education programmes in school
 
Education programmes in school
60%
Public promotion campaigns
 
Public promotion campaigns
0%
Visibility of disabilities in media
 
Visibility of disabilities in media
0%
Funding/policy from councils
 
Funding/policy from councils
40%
Funding/policy from government
 
Funding/policy from government
0%
Something else
 
Something else
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

35+
18%
Education programmes in school
 
Education programmes in school
0%
Public promotion campaigns
 
Public promotion campaigns
18%
Visibility of disabilities in media
 
Visibility of disabilities in media
0%
Funding/policy from councils
 
Funding/policy from councils
36%
Funding/policy from government
 
Funding/policy from government
0%
Something else
 
Something else
27%
Don't know
 
Don't know
43%
Education programmes in school
 
Education programmes in school
10%
Public promotion campaigns
 
Public promotion campaigns
19%
Visibility of disabilities in media
 
Visibility of disabilities in media
4%
Funding/policy from councils
 
Funding/policy from councils
12%
Funding/policy from government
 
Funding/policy from government
7%
Something else
 
Something else
6%
Don't know
 
Don't know
NOV 20. 2017
If you do have a disability, how often do you find it hard to fully participate in events because the event is non-inclusive?
104 responded out of 110 polled
Female
2%
Always
 
Always
17%
Usually
 
Usually
51%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
24%
Never
 
Never
7%
Don't know
 
Don't know

Male
6%
Always
 
Always
0%
Usually
 
Usually
58%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
29%
Never
 
Never
6%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0-14
0%
Always
 
Always
0%
Usually
 
Usually
0%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
100%
Never
 
Never
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

15-19
0%
Always
 
Always
6%
Usually
 
Usually
47%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
29%
Never
 
Never
18%
Don't know
 
Don't know

20-24
6%
Always
 
Always
25%
Usually
 
Usually
50%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
19%
Never
 
Never
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

25-30
0%
Always
 
Always
0%
Usually
 
Usually
44%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
56%
Never
 
Never
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

31-34
0%
Always
 
Always
0%
Usually
 
Usually
0%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
0%
Never
 
Never
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

35+
20%
Always
 
Always
0%
Usually
 
Usually
80%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
0%
Never
 
Never
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
3%
Always
 
Always
13%
Usually
 
Usually
54%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
24%
Never
 
Never
6%
Don't know
 
Don't know
NOV 20. 2017
If you don't have a disability, how often do you think disabled people find it hard to participate in events because the event is non-inclusive?
231 responded out of 237 polled
Female
6%
Always
 
Always
62%
Usually
 
Usually
26%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
0%
Never
 
Never
6%
Don't know
 
Don't know

Male
11%
Always
 
Always
63%
Usually
 
Usually
19%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
4%
Never
 
Never
4%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0-14
33%
Always
 
Always
67%
Usually
 
Usually
0%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
0%
Never
 
Never
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

15-19
6%
Always
 
Always
70%
Usually
 
Usually
19%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
1%
Never
 
Never
4%
Don't know
 
Don't know

20-24
12%
Always
 
Always
35%
Usually
 
Usually
47%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
0%
Never
 
Never
6%
Don't know
 
Don't know

25-30
0%
Always
 
Always
80%
Usually
 
Usually
0%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
0%
Never
 
Never
20%
Don't know
 
Don't know

31-34
43%
Always
 
Always
57%
Usually
 
Usually
0%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
0%
Never
 
Never
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

35+
0%
Always
 
Always
75%
Usually
 
Usually
0%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
0%
Never
 
Never
25%
Don't know
 
Don't know
7%
Always
 
Always
63%
Usually
 
Usually
23%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
1%
Never
 
Never
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know
NOV 20. 2017
If you do have a disability, do you think New Zealanders are generally inclusive of people with disabilities?
104 responded out of 110 polled
Female
0%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
41%
Not really
 
Not really
7%
Don't know
 
Don't know
46%
A little bit
 
A little bit
7%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

Male
16%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
16%
Not really
 
Not really
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
61%
A little bit
 
A little bit
6%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
0-14
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

15-19
0%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
35%
Not really
 
Not really
6%
Don't know
 
Don't know
47%
A little bit
 
A little bit
12%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

20-24
9%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
38%
Not really
 
Not really
6%
Don't know
 
Don't know
41%
A little bit
 
A little bit
6%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

25-30
22%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
22%
Not really
 
Not really
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
56%
A little bit
 
A little bit
0%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

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

35+
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
5%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
40%
Not really
 
Not really
4%
Don't know
 
Don't know
45%
A little bit
 
A little bit
6%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
NOV 20. 2017
If you don't have a disability, do you think New Zealanders are generally inclusive of people who do have disabilities?
227 responded out of 237 polled
Female
5%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
34%
Not really
 
Not really
15%
Don't know
 
Don't know
40%
A little bit
 
A little bit
6%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

Male
4%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
19%
Not really
 
Not really
12%
Don't know
 
Don't know
58%
A little bit
 
A little bit
8%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
0-14
33%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
33%
Not really
 
Not really
33%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0%
A little bit
 
A little bit
0%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

15-19
6%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
27%
Not really
 
Not really
20%
Don't know
 
Don't know
41%
A little bit
 
A little bit
7%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

20-24
0%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
31%
Not really
 
Not really
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
62%
A little bit
 
A little bit
6%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

25-30
0%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
40%
Not really
 
Not really
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
60%
A little bit
 
A little bit
0%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

31-34
0%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
43%
Not really
 
Not really
29%
Don't know
 
Don't know
29%
A little bit
 
A little bit
0%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

35+
0%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
50%
Not really
 
Not really
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
50%
A little bit
 
A little bit
0%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
4%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
31%
Not really
 
Not really
15%
Don't know
 
Don't know
44%
A little bit
 
A little bit
6%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
NOV 20. 2017
If you do have a disability, do you think people with disabilities are provided with enough living support?
92 responded out of 110 polled
Female
14%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
16%
Not really
 
Not really
31%
Don't know
 
Don't know
35%
Sort of
 
Sort of
4%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

Male
0%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
41%
Not really
 
Not really
17%
Don't know
 
Don't know
34%
Sort of
 
Sort of
7%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
0-14
0%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
100%
Not really
 
Not really
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0%
Sort of
 
Sort of
0%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

15-19
0%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
13%
Not really
 
Not really
33%
Don't know
 
Don't know
53%
Sort of
 
Sort of
0%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

20-24
16%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
22%
Not really
 
Not really
25%
Don't know
 
Don't know
31%
Sort of
 
Sort of
6%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

25-30
29%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
0%
Not really
 
Not really
43%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0%
Sort of
 
Sort of
29%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

31-34
0%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
0%
Not really
 
Not really
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0%
Sort of
 
Sort of
0%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

35+
40%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
60%
Not really
 
Not really
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0%
Sort of
 
Sort of
0%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
12%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
22%
Not really
 
Not really
29%
Don't know
 
Don't know
33%
Sort of
 
Sort of
4%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
NOV 20. 2017
If you don't have a disability, do you think people who do have disabilities are provided with enough living support?
227 responded out of 237 polled
Female
5%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
28%
Not really
 
Not really
39%
Don't know
 
Don't know
24%
Sort of
 
Sort of
5%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

Male
4%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
35%
Not really
 
Not really
27%
Don't know
 
Don't know
35%
Sort of
 
Sort of
0%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
0-14
0%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
0%
Not really
 
Not really
67%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0%
Sort of
 
Sort of
33%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

15-19
4%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
28%
Not really
 
Not really
36%
Don't know
 
Don't know
29%
Sort of
 
Sort of
3%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

20-24
12%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
44%
Not really
 
Not really
19%
Don't know
 
Don't know
19%
Sort of
 
Sort of
6%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

25-30
0%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
20%
Not really
 
Not really
60%
Don't know
 
Don't know
20%
Sort of
 
Sort of
0%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

31-34
0%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
29%
Not really
 
Not really
43%
Don't know
 
Don't know
29%
Sort of
 
Sort of
0%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

35+
0%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
100%
Not really
 
Not really
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0%
Sort of
 
Sort of
0%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
4%
No, not at all
 
No, not at all
31%
Not really
 
Not really
35%
Don't know
 
Don't know
26%
Sort of
 
Sort of
4%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
NOV 20. 2017
To what extent does your disability affect your mental health?
90 responded out of 110 polled
Female
16%
Not at all
 
Not at all
12%
Not that much
 
Not that much
12%
Don't know
 
Don't know
29%
A little bit
 
A little bit
31%
A lot
 
A lot

Male
21%
Not at all
 
Not at all
7%
Not that much
 
Not that much
28%
Don't know
 
Don't know
3%
A little bit
 
A little bit
41%
A lot
 
A lot
0-14
0%
Not at all
 
Not at all
0%
Not that much
 
Not that much
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0%
A little bit
 
A little bit
100%
A lot
 
A lot

15-19
25%
Not at all
 
Not at all
12%
Not that much
 
Not that much
12%
Don't know
 
Don't know
12%
A little bit
 
A little bit
38%
A lot
 
A lot

20-24
14%
Not at all
 
Not at all
14%
Not that much
 
Not that much
14%
Don't know
 
Don't know
21%
A little bit
 
A little bit
36%
A lot
 
A lot

25-30
29%
Not at all
 
Not at all
0%
Not that much
 
Not that much
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
57%
A little bit
 
A little bit
14%
A lot
 
A lot

31-34
0%
Not at all
 
Not at all
0%
Not that much
 
Not that much
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0%
A little bit
 
A little bit
0%
A lot
 
A lot

35+
0%
Not at all
 
Not at all
40%
Not that much
 
Not that much
40%
Don't know
 
Don't know
20%
A little bit
 
A little bit
0%
A lot
 
A lot
18%
Not at all
 
Not at all
11%
Not that much
 
Not that much
16%
Don't know
 
Don't know
21%
A little bit
 
A little bit
34%
A lot
 
A lot
NOV 20. 2017
When you come across discrimination or non-inclusion, do you generally feel as though you are able to make a complaint or suggestion for change?
88 responded out of 110 polled
Female
10%
No, never
 
No, never
24%
Not usually
 
Not usually
8%
Don't know
 
Don't know
53%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
4%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

Male
0%
No, never
 
No, never
52%
Not usually
 
Not usually
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
24%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
24%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
0-14
0%
No, never
 
No, never
100%
Not usually
 
Not usually
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
0%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

15-19
13%
No, never
 
No, never
20%
Not usually
 
Not usually
7%
Don't know
 
Don't know
53%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
7%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

20-24
18%
No, never
 
No, never
29%
Not usually
 
Not usually
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
29%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
25%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

25-30
0%
No, never
 
No, never
0%
Not usually
 
Not usually
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
71%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
29%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

31-34
0%
No, never
 
No, never
0%
Not usually
 
Not usually
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
0%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely

35+
0%
No, never
 
No, never
100%
Not usually
 
Not usually
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
0%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
10%
No, never
 
No, never
31%
Not usually
 
Not usually
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know
42%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
12%
Yes, definitely
 
Yes, definitely
NOV 20. 2017
In your experience, how well do you think people with disabilities are supported to participate in decisions which affect them?
86 responded out of 110 polled
Female
13%
Not at all supported
 
Not at all supported
49%
Not that supported
 
Not that supported
9%
Don't know
 
Don't know
26%
Sometimes supported
 
Sometimes supported
4%
Very well supported
 
Very well supported

Male
0%
Not at all supported
 
Not at all supported
41%
Not that supported
 
Not that supported
14%
Don't know
 
Don't know
31%
Sometimes supported
 
Sometimes supported
14%
Very well supported
 
Very well supported
0-14
0%
Not at all supported
 
Not at all supported
100%
Not that supported
 
Not that supported
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0%
Sometimes supported
 
Sometimes supported
0%
Very well supported
 
Very well supported

15-19
0%
Not at all supported
 
Not at all supported
40%
Not that supported
 
Not that supported
27%
Don't know
 
Don't know
27%
Sometimes supported
 
Sometimes supported
7%
Very well supported
 
Very well supported

20-24
15%
Not at all supported
 
Not at all supported
46%
Not that supported
 
Not that supported
8%
Don't know
 
Don't know
23%
Sometimes supported
 
Sometimes supported
8%
Very well supported
 
Very well supported

25-30
0%
Not at all supported
 
Not at all supported
29%
Not that supported
 
Not that supported
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
43%
Sometimes supported
 
Sometimes supported
29%
Very well supported
 
Very well supported

31-34
0%
Not at all supported
 
Not at all supported
0%
Not that supported
 
Not that supported
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0%
Sometimes supported
 
Sometimes supported
0%
Very well supported
 
Very well supported

35+
0%
Not at all supported
 
Not at all supported
100%
Not that supported
 
Not that supported
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0%
Sometimes supported
 
Sometimes supported
0%
Very well supported
 
Very well supported
7%
Not at all supported
 
Not at all supported
43%
Not that supported
 
Not that supported
16%
Don't know
 
Don't know
24%
Sometimes supported
 
Sometimes supported
9%
Very well supported
 
Very well supported

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