Vote Compass: What you think about... education




More than 190,000 people have now completed Vote Compass - 1 NEWS' online tool which lets you see how your views line up with the parties' policies.

We've been crunching the numbers and this is what you've had to say about education. We'll share more of this data as it comes through on other topics throughout the election campaign.

There's huge support for more spending on state schools - with 75% in favour of "somewhat more" or "much more" being spent.

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When that's broken down by income, there are some differences - those who earn less are keen on more education spending.

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And when it comes to party-affiliation, Act voters are least interested in more spending on state schools, while Mana and Labour supporters are most in favour of increased funding.

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On the proposal to fund three-years of tertiary education, the young are far more in favour.

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While women are slightly more pro than men.

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Developed by a team of social and statistical scientists from Vox Pop Labs, Vote Compass is a civic engagement application offered in New Zealand exclusively by TVNZ. The findings shown here are based on 101,101 respondents who participated in Vote Compass from August 20, 2017 to August 27, 2017. Unlike online opinion polls, respondents to Vote Compass are not pre-selected. Similar to opinion polls, however, the data are a non-random sample from the population and have been weighted in order to approximate a representative sample. Vote Compass data have been weighted by gender, age, education, religion, occupation, and Mãori descent to ensure the sample’s composition reflects that of the actual population of New Zealand according to census data and other population estimates.

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