The 2020 New Zealand Election Study

The 2020 Election occurred on October 17th. The 2020 NZES was funded by Victoria University of Wellington, the New Zealand Electoral Commission, and the Universities of Auckland and Otago. It was administered by mail and online by the Public Policy Institute (PPI) at the University of Auckland.

Principal Researchers

Victoria University of Wellington

Jack Vowles
Fiona Barker
Mona Krewel

University of Otago

Janine Hayward

University of Auckland

Jennifer Curtin
Lara Greaves
Luke Oldfield

About the 2020 New Zealand Election Study

The 2020 New Zealand Election Study was run following the 2020 General Election on October 17th after a delay in the election date due to a COVID-19 lockdown in Auckland. Data collection was run through the Public Policy Institute at The University of Auckland. 3,730 people completed the 2020 survey. Participants were sent a $20 grocery voucher as thanks for their efforts. The online survey also included a te reo Māori and Chinese language options for the first time.The 2020 NZES was funded by Victoria University of Wellington, the Electoral Commission, the University of Auckland, and Otago University.

The NZES 2020 datasets are hosted by the Australian Data Archive here.

The NZES 2020 frequency tables, weighted by Māori/General electorates, age, gender, highest educational qualification, and party vote and turnout, are available here

You can also check out our piece regarding the 2020 election on The Conversation.