It's important for us to stay informed about academic and public opinion on censorship and media, which is why we regularly conduct research into areas relevant to our work.
What We're Watching – 2023 Snapshot
This national survey, which asked New Zealanders about their attitudes towards classification, highlighted the public’s desire for more information about the challenging topics that are appearing on our screens.
What We're Watching: Part 2
This report includes findings from research conducted in early 2022 which were not included in our initial What We're Watching report. It includes further details about New Zealanders' views on age ratings, the classification system, and the role of the Classification Office.
What We're Watching
Harmful content both online and offline is reaching New Zealanders and causing real concern, particularly for children and young people. This research asked people from around the country about what they're watching and what concerns they had about it.
The Edge of the Infodemic
New Zealanders are worried about the growing spread of misinformation and the harm it is causing our communities. No one is immune from misinformation: this nationally representative survey of more than 2,000 people aged 16 years and over found that just about everyone is affected in some way.
Young New Zealanders Viewing Sexual Violence - Stage 3Download the full report
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Young New Zealanders Viewing Sexual Violence - Stage 2Download the full report
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Young New Zealanders Viewing Sexual Violence - Stage 1Download the full report
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Understanding the Classification System: New Zealanders' ViewsDownload the full report
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