South Auckland Māori and Pasifika oppose both referendums, poll shows

Radio NZ News 16 October 2020
Family First Comment: Most of the respondents believed that legalising recreational cannabis will have a negative impact on vulnerable communities such as Māori and Pacific people in South Auckland.
• 72% (say it would have a negative impact) from a child and youth wellbeing viewpoint.
• 53% from a crime viewpoint.
• 46% from a health viewpoint.
• 44% from an economic viewpoint.
However, only 11% say that it will have a positive impact on the wellbeing of child and youth should recreational cannabis become legal.
A new survey reveals that Pasifika and Māori South Auckland voters oppose the two referendums in the upcoming general election.
My Truth Movement: General Election 2020 survey was conducted by The Cause Collective; a social change organisation focused on the wellbeing of Pacific people and South Auckland communities.
Most of the respondents believed that legalising recreational cannabis will have a negative impact on vulnerable communities such as Māori and Pacific people in South Auckland.
72% (say it would have a negative impact) from a child and youth wellbeing viewpoint.
53% from a crime viewpoint.
46% from a health viewpoint.
44% from an economic viewpoint.
However, only 11 percent say that it will have a positive impact on the wellbeing of child and youth should recreational cannabis become legal.
READ MORE: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/428479/south-auckland-maori-and-pasifika-oppose-both-referendums-poll-shows

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