In January 2020, a Pureprofile poll revealed that over 80% of Kiwis support setting up the Rangitāhua Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary - including 85% of the respondents who identified as Māori.
This survey was conducted in January 2020. It was a non-identified online survey of wider New Zealand. 1,007 responses were collected. The responses met nationally representative quotas for gender, age and location.