Current Surveys

COVID-19: Keeping Everyone Safe
  • Research is critical at this time, to measure the wellbeing and experiences of the nation. For this reason we must continue household interviewing, but in a way that protects everyone’s health.

    We are working closely with the Ministry of Health to ensure we protect you and our interviewer team. This video explains more about what we’re doing.

    Also, if you have been invited to take part in one of our surveys, you may be able to take part online with one of our friendly interviewers, using our Virtual Interview Platform

    Please see below for details of the surveys we are currently running.
New Zealand Health Survey
CBG is currently in the tenth year of data collection for the continuous New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) funded by the Ministry of Health. The survey collects information on a wide spectrum of topics including health behaviours and risk factors, health conditions, health status and health service use. The survey consists of a core set of questions that do not change from year to year. These core questions are supplemented by a set of rotational modules that change each July. 

Historically, the NZHS was conducted every 4 years since its inception in 1992, with the final administration being completed in 2006/07. From April 2011, the NZHS and the various surveys that were part of the wider survey programme (e.g. Adult and Child Nutrition Surveys, Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use Survey, Te Rau Hinengaro [the New Zealand Mental Health Survey] and the Oral Health Survey) have been integrated into a single survey, which is now in continuous operation. 

In Year 8, CBG returned a weighted response rate of 80% for the adult sample and 79% for the child sample. In each of the preceding 7 years, CBG has returned a weighted response rate of 79% or more for both the adult and child samples. For more information and survey results please visit the Ministry of Health website.
New Zealand Household Travel Survey
The survey collects information about day-to-day household travel in New Zealand - such as, how, where and when we travel. The results provide a picture of the travel patterns and choices of all types of people - information which is vital for developing transport policy including road safety, public transport, walking and cycling. Since October 2015, CBG has been undertaking the fieldwork for the new continuous travel survey using GPS technology and online forms. 

For more information on the Travel Survey, please visit the Ministry of Transport website.
New Zealand Crime & Victims Survey
In 2017, CBG was contracted by the Ministry of Justice to design and implement a new continuous crime and victimisation survey to replace the New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (fieldwork last administered in 2014 by CBG). About 70% of crime against individuals and households is not reported to Police. The New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey (NZCVS) aims to fill this gap by providing a nationally-representative picture of the experience of crime in New Zealand for those aged 15 years and over. The survey runs on a continuous basis with in-depth modules changing each year. The in-depth module for the first year of fieldwork was family/whānau violence and an overall response rate of 81% was achieved. The focus of the module turned to institutional trust and wellbeing for year two, and an overall response rate of 80% was achieved. Family/whānau violence was once again the focus in year three. CBG are currently delivering year four of the survey in field. 

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Justice website.
General Social Survey
The General Social Survey (GSS) is a Stats NZ household survey conducted every 2 years to gather information on the well-being of New Zealanders aged 15 years and above. For 2023/2024 Reach are completing data collection on behalf of Stats NZ. The survey covers a wide range of social and economic outcomes and provides insights into how different groups within the New Zealand population are faring. Approximately 8,000 individuals in households are interviewed for the GSS.

Selection as one of the 8,000 individuals is based on a fair statistical method, ensuring that every household in the country has an equal chance of being chosen.

For more information, you can visit the Stats NZ website.

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Introducing the ISOoTH Study—an innovative research venture delving into the realm of sore throats, uncovering the prevalence of Strep A infections, scientifically known as pharyngitis.

This study signifies a momentous leap forward in developing a vaccine targeting Strep A bacteria, commonly referred to as 'Strep' or 'Strep Throat.' Its implications stretch beyond sore throats, with potential to address severe conditions like rheumatic heart disease.

The study is seeking participation of 500 children aged 3 to 14 years. Orchestrated by REACH Aotearoa on behalf of the University of Auckland, the study is set to commence in August 2023, extending through December 2024.

During this study's course, a dedicated research nurse from REACH Aotearoa will collect throat swabs, finger-prick blood samples, and saliva specimens from participants at three intervals—baseline, six months, and twelve months. Additional samples will be gathered if a participant reports a sore throat and subsequently tests positive for Strep A.

By engaging in this study, you can play a vital role in advancing knowledge and fostering healthier communities.