Surveys say Kiwi's perceptions are worse than reality

Weekend Variety Wireless 16/12/2017

38 nations were surveyed about murder rates, vaccinations, alcohol consumption and much more.

Ipsos man Jonathan Dodd goes through the results with some surprising findings and how New Zealanders’ perceptions mesh with reality... or not.

As we know we are more likely to complain about a bad experience than rave about a good one, and this all impacts about how we think of our society and the world.

The findings of these surveys reflect our anxiety as people and cement just how much we focus on the negative rather than the positive.

For all this and more, listen to the full audio above.

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