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Test The Nation 2005

The Results


Age Group
41-59 years had the top average score followed closely by 60+.

 Under 25  53
 26 to 40  68
 41 to 59  72
 60 plus  71

Gender
Males won on the night!  Females weren't far behind though.

 Male  66
 Female  62

Region
All regions performed credibly; Wellington and Hawkes Bay proved top with their general knowledge on the night.

 Northland  64
 Auckland  63
 Waikato  62
 Bay Of Plenty  63
 East Coast / Poverty Bay  62
 Hawke's Bay  66
 Taranaki  61
 Wairarapa  64
 Manawatu / Wanganui  65
 Wellington  66
 Tasman / Nelson / Marlborough  64
 West Coast  64
 Canterbury  65
 Central Otago / Coastal Otago  63
 Chatham Islands  0
 Southland  61
 Stewart Island  0


Town/City
Wellington, Palmerston North, and Blenheim were the top towns!

 Auckland (includes Waitakere, North Shore, Manukau)  63
 Wellington (includes Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Porirua)  66
 Christchurch  65
 Dunedin  63
 Hamilton  62
 Tauranga  65
 Hastings  65
 Napier  65
 Palmerston North  66
 Whangarei  63
 Rotorua  59
 Gisborne  63
 New Plymouth  60
 Taupo  64
 Wanganui  64
 Nelson  63
 Blenheim  66
 Timaru  63
 Invercargill  63
 Other  64


Where born?
Those born in New Zealand showed more general knowledge about New Zealand than those not born here - however not by much!

 New Zealand  65
 Other  58


Travel around New Zealand
If you've visited the North, South and Stewart Islands you're likely to have more general knowledge than 'stay-at-homers'.

 North Is, South Is, Stewart and Chatham Islands  69
 North, South and Stewart Islands  70
 North and South Islands  65
 North Island only  54
 South Island only  54


Overseas travel
Overseas travel broadens the mind, according to our results.

 Yes  65
 No  57


Newspapers
Read the newspaper daily - it helps with general knowledge!

 Most days  69
 Sometimes  60
 Never  51


TV News
Watch the TV news every day!  You'll be well informed.

 Most days  67
 Sometimes  59
 Never  52

Time Online
More time online doesn't necessarily mean a better general knowledge - less than an hour each day is about right.

 None  64
 Less than 1 hour a day  65
 1 to 2 hours a day  64
 2 to 3 hours a day  63
 more than 3 hours a day  61


Books
Reading books improves your general knowledge!  (Now there's a surprise...)

 None  61
 1 to 10  63
 11 to 30  65
 31 to 50  67
 50 plus  67


Watching TV
Those who watched less than two hours of television each day had the best general knowledge in our test.

 None  61
 Less than 2 hours a day  65
 2 to 4 hours a day  64
 4 to 6 hours a day  62
 more than 6 hours a day  56


Leisure Activity
Gardening improves your general knowledge!

 Reading  68
 Walking  67
 Training  67
 Sport  64
 Fishing  67
 TV  59
 Music  59
 Socialising  59
 Movies  62
 Travel  66
 Napping  67
 Gardening  69
 Extreme Sports  63
 Other  62


* Note: All results shown are the average score.


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