I’m going to talk about the effect of turning New Zealand into to a republic on New Zealanders history, finances, support, global ties and pride. First of all I want to start off with one question why should we make the effort to change something that works well the way it is or in other words “why fix something that isn’t broken.”
One may argue that there are flaws in the system which is something I cannot deny, but then again I rarely find something that is totally perfect. New Zealand has one of the least corrupt governments in the world so we must be doing something right.
In my opinion New Zealand should not become a republic with a little research I found that other people shared the same opinion.
The National Business Review began polling the issue since 1993, their questions have been consistent and they survey 750 people at random each time. 13 surveys were conducted. Some years more than one survey was conducted and some years no surveys were conducted at all, but they still give a fairly clear picture of what I wanted to know. The question that was asked was “Do you support or oppose New Zealand becoming a republic?” I took the average from the 13 surveys and my result were, 28.2% were in support of new Zealand becoming a republic, 18.3% were unsure and 53.5% were opposed to new Zealand becoming a republic.
TV3 also conducted a survey of 1,000 people in February 2007 asking same question “do you support or oppose New Zealand becoming a republic?”
. It found that 39% of New Zealanders supported a republic, with 53% supporting the crown and the remaining 8% were "don't know".
The Dominion Post conducted an online poll in September 2007 asking “Should New Zealand become a republic?” (14,199) fourteen thousand one hundred and ninety nine people voted 32.3% voted yes New Zealand should become a republic, 6.4% vote yes, but not now and 61.2% voted no New Zealand should not become a republic
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