News flash: 46% of Kiwis are WRONG. Stop the presses.

Family First commissioned a poll asking whether respondents agreed with the following incorrect statement: “Women who have abortions risk harming their mental health as a result of the abortion.”

The poll found 46% of Kiwis thought the statement was right, 33% knew it was wrong, and 22% realised they did not know.

The press release on Scoop included links to old, discredited research and a poll Family First commissioned in 2011.

You could probably find a percentage of the population who would agree with statements like “climate change is a hoax” or “the earth is flat”. Doesn’t make it so.