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Most Adults Support Fireworks Ban

Published: Thu 15 Nov 2007 11:23 AM
15 November 2007
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Most Adults Support Fireworks Ban
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Most New Zealanders aged 18 or over (63%) support a ban on firework sales to the general public and only allowing organised public displays of fireworks.
This was the result of independent research company UMR’s latest nationwide public opinion poll.
The poll also shows those who strongly support (40%) a ban outnumber those who strongly oppose one (20%) by two to one.
Females are more supportive of a ban than males with 61% supporting a ban compared to 55% of males. However, 48% of females strongly support a ban compared to 32% of males.
Support for a ban also increases with age. 48% of those under 30 years of age support a ban compared to 78% of those over 60.
The telephone poll was conducted between 8-13 November of a nationally representative sample of New Zealanders aged 18 years and over. It has a margin of error of +3.6%.
- Support for the Banning
Most adult New Zealanders (63%) support banning firework sales to the general public and only allowing organised public displays of fireworks.
SUPPORT FOR BANNING THE SALE OF FIREWORKS
I'm going to read you a list of things New Zealand political parties have talked about doing. For each of them, please tell me whether you strongly support, somewhat support, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the idea.
Banning sales of fireworks to the general public, and only allowing organised public displays of fireworks
NOV 07
%
Strongly support 40
Somewhat support 23
TOTAL SUPPORT 63
Somewhat oppose 15
Strongly oppose 20
TOTAL OPPOSE 35
Unsure 2
Base: All, n=750
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