Illegal downloading

Nov 11, 2014

Q. The Australian Federal Police has said it will use data retention to pursue “illegal downloaders”. Do you support or oppose this use of data retention?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Total support

34%

30%

53%

16%

16%

20%

35%

51%

Total oppose

47%

56%

32%

67%

64%

60%

45%

36%

Strongly support

8%

6%

14%

5%

5%

4%

8%

13%

Support

26%

24%

41%

11%

11%

16%

27%

38%

Oppose

22%

28%

17%

22%

28%

27%

21%

19%

Strongly oppose

25%

28%

15%

45%

36%

33%

24%

17%

Don’t know

18%

15%

14%

18%

21%

20%

20%

13%

34% support using data retention to pursue “illegal downloaders” and 47% oppose.

60% of those aged under 35 oppose while 51% of those aged 55% support.

Main form of communication

Nov 11, 2014

Q. What is the main way you communicate with friends and family? 

 

Total

 

Men

Women

 

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Mobile phone

33%

39%

28%

34%

37%

26%

Text messages

21%

18%

24%

37%

17%

9%

Landline phone

20%

18%

21%

3%

20%

39%

Email

10%

11%

9%

5%

9%

18%

Facebook

9%

6%

11%

12%

10%

4%

Letter

*

-

*

-

*

*

Twitter

*

*

-

*

-

-

Other

4%

5%

4%

5%

5%

3%

Not sure

2%

2%

2%

3%

2%

1%

33% mainly use mobile phone to communicate with friends and family, 21% mainly use text messages and 20% mainly use landlines.

Women are more likely than men to use text messages (24% to 18%) and Facebook (11% to 6%) while men are more likely to use mobiles (39% to 28%).

By age groups – those aged under 35 are most likely to use text messages (37%) and mobiles (34%), those aged 35-54 are most likely to use mobiles (37%) and those aged 55+ most likely to use landlines (39%).

Changes in communication

Nov 11, 2014

Q. Compared with two years ago, has your use of the following means of communication increased or decreased?  

 

Total increase

Total decrease

 

Increase a lot

Increase a little

Stayed much the same

Decrease a little

Decrease a lot

Not sure

Don’t use

Mobile
phone

41%

8%

16%

25%

46%

5%

3%

1%

4%

Text
message

41%

10%

18%

23%

42%

6%

4%

1%

6%

Email

34%

14%

10%

24%

50%

10%

4%

1%

1%

Facebook

30%

11%

12%

18%

32%

6%

5%

1%

26%

Twitter

7%

7%

2%

5%

16%

3%

4%

2%

68%

Landline
phone

8%

42%

1%

7%

40%

17%

25%

1%

10%

Letter

3%

41%

1%

2%

25%

9%

32%

1%

29%

41% say they have increased their usage of mobile phones and text messages. 34% have increased usage of email and 30% increased usage of Facebook.

42% say they have decreased use of the landline and 41% have decreased usage of letters.

Federal politics – voting intention

Nov 4, 2014

Q. If a Federal Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward?

Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

Sample size = 1,776 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 7/10/14

2 weeks ago

21/10/14

Last week

28/10/14

This week

4/11/14

Liberal

 

38%

37%

36%

37%

National

2%

3%

3%

3%

Total Liberal/National

45.6%

40%

40%

39%

40%

Labor

33.4%

39%

39%

39%

38%

Greens

8.6%

10%

10%

9%

10%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

4%

3%

4%

4%

Other/Independent

6.9%

7%

8%

8%

8%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 7/10/14

2 weeks ago

21/10/14

Last week

28/10/14

This week

4/11/14

Liberal National

53.5%

48%

47%

47%

48%

Labor

46.5%

52%

53%

53%

52%

 

NB. The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from the first preference/leaning to voting questions.  Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results.  The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the 2013 election.

Likelihood of extreme events

Nov 4, 2014

Q. Do you think that, over the next few years, Australia will be more or less likely to experience severe bushfires and extreme weather events like floods and cyclones?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total more likely

63%

72%

49%

86%

65%

Total less likely

1%

1%

*

2%

3%

A lot more likely

33%

41%

19%

61%

31%

A little more likely

30%

31%

30%

25%

34%

About the same

33%

26%

47%

11%

29%

A little less likely

1%

1%

-

2%

2%

A lot less likely

*

-

*

-

1%

Don’t know

4%

1%

4%

1%

4%

 

63% think that sever bushfires and extreme weather events will be more likely over the next few years.

86% of Greens voters and 63% of Labor voters think they will be more likely. However, 47% of Liberal/National voters think they will be neither more likely nor less likely.

68% of women think they will be more likely compared to 56% of men.

Extreme events linked to climate change

Nov 4, 2014

Q. And do you think that these extreme events – bushfires, floods, cyclones, etc – are likely or unlikely to be linked to climate change?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Likely to be linked to climate change

76%

83%

63%

96%

63%

Unlikely to be linked to climate change

16%

10%

26%

2%

24%

Don’t know

9%

6%

11%

3%

14%

(Based on the 63% – 625 respondents – who think extreme event are more likely.)

Of those who think extreme events are more likely, 76% think they are likely to be linked to climate change and 16% think they are unlikely to be linked to climate change.

83% of Labor voters and 96% of Greens voters think they are likely to be linked to climate change.

Deregulation of university fees

Nov 4, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Federal Government’s proposal to deregulate university fees? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total approve

22%

12%

43%

7%

17%

Total disapprove

53%

73%

30%

81%

59%

Strongly approve

6%

6%

10%

2%

5%

Approve

16%

6%

33%

5%

12%

Disapprove

23%

27%

21%

22%

25%

Strongly disapprove

30%

46%

9%

59%

34%

Don’t know

24%

14%

27%

12%

24%

 

22% approve of the Federal Government’s proposal to deregulate university fees and 53% disapprove.

60% of those aged 18-24 and 59% of those with a university degree disapprove.

Access to university education

Nov 4, 2014

Q. It has been claimed that deregulation of university fees will enable universities to create more scholarships for financially disadvantaged students. Overall, do you think deregulating university fees will increase or decrease access to a university education?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total increase

22%

21%

29%

9%

19%

Total decrease

44%

54%

29%

74%

43%

Increase a lot

9%

12%

8%

3%

11%

Increase a little

13%

9%

21%

6%

8%

Make no difference

18%

14%

27%

8%

18%

Decrease a little

15%

13%

18%

15%

13%

Decrease a lot

29%

41%

11%

59%

30%

Don’t know

16%

11%

15%

10%

19%

 

44% think that deregulating university fees will decrease access to a university education and 22% think it will increase access. 18% think it will make no difference.

Those most likely to think access will decrease were aged 18-24 (57%) and those with a university degree (53%).

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