Stephen Mills

Stephen Mills is executive director at UMR.

May 22, 2019

There are lessons for NZ from the Aussie election miracle, and they're mostly bleak

What happened with the polls, and what does the shock Coalition victory tell us about attitudes to climate change and the power of vested interests?

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Apr 30, 2018

New poll reveals the post-election political battleground

UMR survey shows National largely resistant to the Labour surge, though Jacinda Ardern's party has made inroads among centre voters, writes Stephen Mills Between June 2017 and February 2018 Jacinda Ardern …

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Jul 8, 2017

The robots aren't coming? Kiwis show little fear about the future of work

A UMR nationwide survey suggests that New Zealanders are remarkably complacent about the threat new technology poses to their job security, writes UMR executive director Stephen Mills.

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Mar 23, 2017

A statistical analysis of John Key’s legacy

Stephen Mills from polling company UMR breaks down the Key prime ministership through their long-running surveys, revealing a somewhat polarising politician who didn't quite reach the beloved status of his predecessor.

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