14 February 2012

The 2011 Mood of the Nation data is now available on the UMR website.

One component about which a more complete picture can now be painted than posted yesterday, shows changes in public opinion about the effectiveness of selected Government agencies.

The results of telephone polls in November 2010 and in November 2011 of 750 people asked how good a job they thought the following agencies are doing, were;

                                              2010       2011

NZ Fire                                   94          90
NZ Police                               77           78
NZ Customs                          71           73
Conservation                       71           65
MAF                                       62            57
National Library               55            52
MoD                                        53            51
IRD                                         51             51
MoH                                       48             51
MoT                                        48            45
MoJ                                        44            43
ACC                                       35            38
Treasury                             34            38
DoL                                        39            33
MSD                                      30             26
TPK                                       25            23

In polls earlier in the year, assessing occupational respect, the pecking order was

Nurses                        8.6
Doctors                       8.3
Teachers                    8.0
Police                           7.9
Dairy farmers           6.8
Builders                       6.8
Public servants         6.2
Business leaders        5.9
Lawyers                       5.6
Bankers                        5.3
Politicians                   4.6
Real Estate Agents    4.1

www.umr.co.nz/Reports/UMR%20Mood%20of%20the%20Nation_Final.pdf

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