Overall, 58 per cent of those polled wanted existing councils to stay as they were or to share more services, with Upper Hutt the keenest, with 71 per cent.
Overall 41 per cent wanted some change and 49 per cent did not. Again, Upper Hutt was most enthusiastic about not changing anything, at 62 per cent, with 32 per cent favouring change.
Overall, of those who wanted change, 29 per cent favoured three authorities, one for Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti, a second for Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt and a third for Wairarapa.
Second most favoured option, at 24 per cent, was a single authority replacing all the councils, including the regional council.