SST readers on constitutional issues

The SST did a survey of readers on constitutional issues. Not a scientific random sample, but some interesting results. They are:

  • 27% for a republic, 55% against
  • Preferred President – John Key 20%, Helen Clark 15%, Geoffrey Palmer 12% (really?), Willie Apiata 8%
  • Four year term – 56% yes 40% no
  • Maori seats – 26% yes, 70% no
  • Treaty in written constitution – 34% yes, 56% no
  • If capital moves – Auckland 39%, Nelson 17%, Invercargill 8%, Suva 3%
  • New national bird – Kea 36%. Kahu 24%, Pukeko 13%
  • Change NZ flag – 50% yes, 45% no
  • Change NZ anthem – 40% yes, 54% no

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