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Civic and human rights

Civic and human rights statistics include information about people's trust in institutions, experiences of discrimination, and voting behaviours.

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Non-voters in 2008 and 2011 general elections: Findings from NZ General Social Survey (published 2014)
Presents reasons people gave for not voting and selected characteristics of the non-voters – for instance their age, income, labour force status and migrant status.

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Information releases

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New Zealand General Social Survey
Statistics on how well-being outcomes are distributed across different groups within the New Zealand population.  

Data

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Confidentialised unit record files (CURF)
CURFs are available for the NZ General Social Survey.

NZ General Social Survey tables 
Browse for NZ General Social.Survey tables, including civic participation tables. These tables are available in NZ.Stat.

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Reports and articles

Explore information we've gathered from research and analysis. 

Non-voters in 2008 and 2011 general elections: Findings from NZ General Social Survey (published 2014)
Presents reasons people gave for not voting and selected characteristics of the non-voters – for instance their age, income, labour force status and migrant status.

How prepared are New Zealanders for a natural disaster? (published 2012)
This report outlines preparations New Zealand households have made for a natural disaster, using information from the 2010 New Zealand General Social Survey (NZGSS).

Working together: Racial discrimination in New Zealand (published 2012)
Report on whether New Zealanders feel racially discriminated against. Also provides background data on overall levels of perceived discrimination and where this takes place.

Information about data

Get technical information such as classifications used, survey design, and a glossary of statistical terms.

Frequently asked questions about the General Social Survey
Details about how and why we run the survey and how we produce statistics from the information we gather.

New Zealand General Social Survey data dictionary 
Descriptions of the variables in the NZ General Social Survey and CURF datasets.

New Zealand General Social Survey questionnaires
View the questions asked for the NZ General Social Survey.

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