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.

June 2021

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.

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(pdf, 4.8 MB)

April 2020

Growing up with porn

From more than 50 interviews with a diverse group of young New Zealanders aged 14-17, we found that rangatahi were not getting guidance from trusted adults in their lives when it comes to tackling tough subjects like porn, sex, relationships and consent.

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(pdf, 6.2 MB)

December 2019

Breaking Down Porn

We know young people are using porn as a way to learn about sex, and that is concerning. We wanted to understand what New Zealanders are watching, so we harvested the top 200 most viewed videos from Pornhub over the past year.

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(pdf, 1.2 MB)

December 2018

NZ Youth and Porn

What is the size and scope of pornography use by young New Zealanders? Why do young people view pornography and how does it make them feel? What behaviours do young people see in pornography and how do they perceive these behaviours? What are the main ways young people learn about sex?

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(pdf, 6.5 MB)