To be a voice for our Members on transport issues we need to have a good understanding of their views.
To achieve this we regularly conduct email surveys on a wide range of topics, working hard to make sure genuine and accurate views of our Members are captured.
This page provides information on:
How we survey
|National transport policy issues||AA Member Voices Panel|
|National transport policy issues||Non-Member independent panels provided by third parties|
|Regional transport issues||Random samples drawn from AA Membership by postcode|
Participation is completely voluntary (as with any survey except the Census), but to ensure our results have credibility the size of our survey samples are in line with those used by professional survey or polling businesses.
How we use survey results
The Government and authorities regularly consider changes to transport policies and regulations - from nationwide issues like the make-up of the transport budget and level of fuel tax drivers pay, to local decisions on speed limits and parking charges.
The AA monitors and responds to these proposals at a national level through our Government submissions and at a regional level through our 18 District Councils across the country. We also develop and champion our own ideas for how transport could be improved through things like the AA's Election Calls and Auckland Matters.
There will always be a range of support and opposition to any change, so we use surveys to get insight into our Members' perspectives. This is considered alongside other research, evidence and policy analysis to form the final position the AA takes on an issue.
Examples of some surveys
We also regularly produce one-off surveys on specific issues or a broad range of transport-related topics.
To provide an idea of our survey programme, below is an example of surveys conducted in the second half of 2023:
|October 2023||Tauranga||Road Pricing Proposal|
|August 2023||New Zealand||New Zealand Media habits|
|August 2023||North Canterbury||Woodend Bypass|
|July 2023||Auckland||Labour Party's New Waitemata Harbour Crossing Plan|
|June 2023||Wellington and Auckland||30km/h Speed Limits|
|May 2023||New Zealand||Climate Change|
Example of some survey results
Follow the link to see a summary of results from some recent surveys.
On occasion we have published compilations of survey results. The last time we did this was in 2017, which provides useful historical information relevant to that time, but some changes in responses would be anticipated for the same questions asked today.
This publication summarised the results of 27 surveys, giving a snapshot of AA Members’ views on their cars, alternative transport, congestion, safety, fuel, parking, the environment and more.
Check you are a potential survey recipient
All AA Members are automatically included in the database that survey samples are randomly selected from unless you have chosen to receive no promotional emails or no surveys.
A random selection is drawn from the database for each survey.
To be eligible to receive a survey invitation, a person must have:
- An AA Membership
- A unique email address (not shared)
- An email address not on the NZ Marketing Association's 'do not send' list
- Agreed to receive AA emails.
Check your contact details are up-to-date by either: