Capital debate: Should NZ be a republic?
24% support the country going it alone
New research shows 24 per cent of New Zealanders support the country becoming a republic. Should we drop the Union Jack and go it alone?
According to a poll by UMR research 24 per cent support the country becoming a republic and 58 per cent are opposed with 18 per cent unsure.
There has also been a turnaround in expectations about whether New Zealand will become a republic in the next 20 years.
Back in 2005, a clear majority (58 per cent) expected the country to become one in that time with less than one-third (29 per cent) saying it would not.
Today, 52 per cent don't expect New Zealand to become a republic and only 33 per cent expect it will.
Support for New Zealand becoming a republic varies relatively little by age, but 31 per cent of men are Republicans compared to only 19 per cent of women.
What do you think? Should we drop the Union Jack and go it alone? Has Prince William's marriage to Kate Middleton changed your mind?
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