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Social connectedness

Statistics about people's contact with family and friends, social support, loneliness, tolerance of diversity, trust in others in society, and volunteering.

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See social networks and support for information about the relationships and social networks of people who responded to the New Zealand General Social Survey for 2014.

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Information releases

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

Data

Analyse the numbers.

Confidentialised unit record files (CURF)
Researchers, find CURFs for the NZ General Social Survey.

New Zealand General Social Survey tables
Find tables by subject in NZ.Stat. 

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Reports and articles

Explore information we've gathered from research and analysis.

Support, work, and satisfaction – older people are happy with life in New Zealand (September 2013)
Age is not always a barrier to supporting family members, working, and being satisfied with life.

Loneliness in New Zealand: Findings from the 2010 NZ General Social Survey (April 2013)
This report uses New Zealand General Social Survey information to explore patterns of loneliness in adults aged 15 years and older in New Zealand.

Social Cohesion in New Zealand: Facts from the NZ General Social Survey 2008 (June 2011)
A snapshot of people's sense of belonging to New Zealand, their ability to express their own identity, and their experience of discrimination and tolerance of diversity.

Volunteering Fact Sheet: New Zealand General Social Survey (October 2009)
Facts about people's voluntary or unpaid work, and the relationship between social and economic factors, from the NZ General Social Survey 2008.

Parents supporting children who do not live with them (March 2012)
Find out about the support parents give their children aged under 18 years who don’t live with them.

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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