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NZAVS reports and policy briefs

The New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study (NZAVS) is a longitudinal national probability study of social attitudes, personality and health outcomes led by Professor Chris Sibley. This page contains links to policy briefs and reports published using NZAVS data.

How to request a report using NZAVS data

Research reports using anonymous data from the study may be requested for the purposes of not-for-profit social and health research in New Zealand. We do not charge for use of or access to the NZAVS data itself. To cover the cost of data analysis and preparing the report itself, typically a post-graduate would be employed on a short-term contract. In some cases, we are also open to preparing reports on important social issues free of charge. Examples of the types of brief reports we provide are included below. 

The NZAVS is a university-based, scientific not-for-profit study. The NZAVS is not affiliated with or funded by any political organization or government body. Our study is independent of government or corporate interests. Results and publication of all NZAVS data are independent of any specific funding agency, corporate or government body.

To request a report using NZAVS data please contact:

Professor Chris Sibley

Email: nzavs@auckland.ac.nz

NZAVS Policy Briefs

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Attitudes toward Euthanasia in New Zealand in 2015
Dutt, S. J., Matika, C. M., Kapeli, S. A., Lindsay, C., Steiner-Fox, H.W., Newton H. J., Sare, M. H., Christiansen, S. J., & Lee, C. H. J. (2016). Attitudes toward euthanasia in New Zealand in 2015. NZAVS Policy Brief, 1. (312.5 kB, PDF)
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Experiences of Material Deprivation in New Zealand in 2015
Newton H. J., Kapeli, S. A., Steiner-Fox, H. W., Lindsay, C., Christiansen, S. J., Dutt, S. J., Sare, M. H., & Matika, C. M. (2016). Experiences of material deprivation in New Zealand in 2015. NZAVS Policy Brief, 2. (324.2 kB, PDF)
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Rates of Cyberbullying among Women and Men in New Zealand in 2015
Steiner-Fox, H. W., Dutt, S. J., Christiansen, S. J., Newton, H. J., Matika, C. M., Lindsay, C., Sare, M. H. , Kapeli, S. A., & Stronge, S. (2016). Rates of cyberbullying among women and men in New Zealand in 2015. NZAVS Policy Brief, 3. (224.8 kB, PDF)
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Regional Commute Times for Adult New Zealanders, 2015
Christiansen, S. J., Lindsay, C., Matika, C. M., Kapeli, S. A., Steiner-Fox, H. W., Newton H. J., Sare, M. H., & Dutt, S. J. (2016). Regional commute times for adult New Zealanders, 2015. NZAVS Policy Brief, 4. (312.9 kB, PDF)
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Social Support amongst Adult Pacific Peoples in New Zealand in 2014
Kapeli, S. A., Steiner-Fox, H. W., Dutt, S. J., Christiansen, S. J., Newton, H. J., Matika, C. M., Lindsay, C., & Sare, M. H. (2016). Social support amongst adult Pacific Peoples in New Zealand in 2014. NZAVS Policy Brief, 5. (371.7 kB, PDF)
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Attitudes toward Changing the New Zealand Flag in 2012
Sare, M. H., Christiansen, S. J., Matika, C. M., Kapeli, S. A., Lindsay, C., Dutt, S. J., Steiner-Fox, H. W., & Newton, H. J. (2016). Attitudes toward changing the New Zealand flag in 2012. NZAVS Policy Brief, 6. (219.2 kB, PDF)
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Support for Te Reo Māori in Aotearoa, 2015
Matika, C. M. (2016). Support for Te Reo Māori in Aotearoa, 2015. NZAVS Policy Brief, 8. (533.2 kB, PDF)
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Māori Health Satisfaction does not differ significantly across District Health Boards
Lindsay, C. (2016). Māori Health Satisfaction does not differ significantly across District Health Boards. NZAVS Policy Brief, 9. (266.2 kB, PDF)

NZAVS Reports

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Demographics factors associated with support for Te Reo Māori: Analysis of Data from the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study
Matika, C. M., Houkamau, C. A., & Sibley, C. G. (2015). Demographics factors associated with support for Te Reo Māori: Analysis of Data from the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study. Report prepared for Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (423.1 kB, PDF)
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Support for Learning Te Reo Māori Increased from 2009-2015: Analysis of Data from the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study
Matika, C. M., Houkamau, C. A., & Sibley, C. G. (2015). Support for Learning Te Reo Māori Increased from 2009-2015: Analysis of Data from the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study. Report prepared for Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (353.2 kB, PDF)

Annual Participant Pamphlets

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NZAVS Participant Pamphlet - 2013
Pamphlet for NZAVS participants summarising findings from the study in 2013. (1.5 MB, PDF)
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NZAVS Participant Pamphlet - 2014
Pamphlet for NZAVS participants summarising findings from the study in 2014. (524.2 kB, PDF)
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NZAVS Participant Online Newsletter - 2015
Online newsletter with embedded video interviews emailed to participants in 2015. (433.7 kB, PDF)
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NZAVS Participant Online Newsletter - 2017
Online newsletter with embedded video interviews emailed to participants in 2017. (301.6 kB, PDF)