A special Roy Morgan SMS Survey taken on December 14-15 shows a large 75% of New Zealanders are opposed to US President Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel compared to only 25% of New Zealanders that support the decision.

New Zealanders have very similar views to Australians with a large majority of Australians (76%) opposing Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and only 24% of Australian’s supporting Trump’s decision.

This special Roy Morgan SMS Survey was conducted over the last two days of December 14-15 with a cross-section of 960 New Zealanders aged 18+.

Should Jerusalem be the capital of Israel?

“Do you support or oppose President Donald Trump’s recent decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel?”

Analysis by Age & Gender: Women, men & all age groups strongly opposed to Trump’s decision

Analysis of the genders shows a majority of both genders opposed to President Trump’s decision although clearly more women (83%) than men (65%) are opposed.

Analysing by age groups shows at least 70% of respondents of all age groups in New Zealand are opposed to Donald Trump’s decision and it those aged 35-49yrs old who are most opposed at 79%.

Total
NZ
Gender Age Total
Australia
Men Women 18-24 25-34 35-49 50-64 65+
% % % % % % % % %
Support 25 35 17 26 28 21 27 25 26
Oppose 75 65 83 74 72 79 73 75 74
TOTAL 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

 

Analysis by Area shows Wellington is more opposed than Auckland

Analysing by areas shows a greater proportion of respondents from Wellington (83%) oppose Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel than anywhere else in New Zealand closely followed by Canterbury with 80% opposed.

  Areas  
Total

NZ
Auckland Wellington Other Northern Canterbury Other Southern Total

Australia
% % % % % % %
Support 25 23 17 31 20 30 26
Oppose 75 77 83 69 80 70 74
TOTAL 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

 

Analysis by National Voting Intention: Labour & Greens opposed but NZ First supporters split

Analysing responses by voting intention show many more supporters of coalition partners Labour (88%) and the Greens (90%) are opposed to President Trump’s decision than in support of it and a healthy majority of 67% of supporters of National are also opposed. Supporters of NZ First were divided with those opposed to the decision (51%) only slightly ahead of those who supported it (49%).

Total

NZ
Electors National Labour Greens NZ First Other Can’t say Non electors Total

Australia
  % % % % % % % % % %
Support 25 24 33 12 10 49 72 17 40 26
Oppose 75 76 67 88 90 51 28 83 60 74
TOTAL 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100


Michele Levine, Chief Executive Officer, Roy Morgan, says:

“New Zealanders have given resounding ‘thumbs down’ to US President Donald Trump’s decision earlier this week to declare that the US believes Jerusalem is the capital of Israel with 75% of New Zealanders opposing Trump’s decision and only 25% in support.

“The level of opposition in New Zealand is almost identical to the result in neighbours Australia where 76% of Australians oppose Trump’s decision. Opposition in New Zealand is strongest amongst supporters of governing coalition partners Labour (88%) and the Greens (90%) although interestingly it is supporters of the third governing partner that are most in favour of Trump’s call – 49% support Trump’s decision cf. 51% oppose.

“A greater majority of women (83%) than men (65%) oppose Trump’s decision and clear majorities of all age groups and regions are also in clear opposition to the decision. Interestingly, it is those in the capital city of Wellington (83%) that are most opposed on a regional basis ahead of Canterbury (80%) and Auckland (77%).”

Finding No. 7445 – This special Roy Morgan SMS Survey was conducted with a representative cross-section of 960 New Zealanders on December 14-15, 2017. They were asked “Do you support or oppose President Donald Trump’s recent decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel?”

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