Enhancing Relationships with the Right Support and Information
New Zealand couples are thriving, according to a nationwide relationship survey conducted by counselling agency Relationships Aotearoa. The on-line survey of 1,000 New Zealanders, conducted by AC Nielsen, shows 82% place very high importance on partner relationships and 64% find them very satisfying.
Previous Relationships Aotearoa Chief Executive Jeff Sanders said the relationships survery results are exciting and encouraging. “Traditionally Valentine’s Day is a day for couples to celebrate their relationships. Our research shows that New Zealand couples are in good heart and there is much to be happy about.”
Relationships : New Zealanders Attitudes and Experiences, is thought to be the first major relationships survey of its kind. In November, AC Nielsen interviewed 1,000 people (18 yrs +) online about their relationships with family, friends, children and partners, as well as their experiences of single life.
The sample was drawn from a panel of 5,000, recruited from telephone and face-to-face research, and was designed to be as representative of the population as possible. The maximum margin of error for a sample of 1,000 was +/- 3.1%. Part I of the survey report on couples has been released on Valentine’s Day.
Key findings of the Relationships Survey:
Mr Sanders said the survey had provided invaluable insight into what makes relationships “tick”.
“What this first part of Relationships shows is that most New Zealanders are working at their relationships 365 days of the year – not just on Valentine’s Day. They have a good understanding and appreciation for what makes for great relationships and they know that they have to work at them. We are looking forward to sharing the information gleaned from the survey more widely and using it to enhance our own counseling and education services and to develop new resources.”