File sharing

Feb 25, 2014

Q. The Government has indicated that it intends to place more pressure in Internet Service Providers to stop file sharing, including potentially cutting off internet connections to their customers who illegally download files. Do you support such measures?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote  other

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Total support

38%

29%

53%

17%

32%

28%

38%

49%

Total oppose

42%

52%

30%

61%

45%

52%

39%

31%

Strongly support

11%

9%

14%

3%

17%

7%

11%

15%

Support

27%

20%

39%

14%

15%

21%

27%

34%

Oppose

16%

16%

14%

21%

15%

15%

15%

16%

Strongly oppose

26%

36%

16%

40%

30%

37%

24%

15%

Don’t know

21%

19%

18%

23%

23%

20%

24%

19%

42% opposed and 38% supported measures to stop illegal file sharing.

Those more likely to oppose these measures were Greens voters (61%), Labor voters (52%) aged 18-34 (52%) and university educated (46%).

Those more likely to support these measures were Liberal/National voters (53%) and aged 55+ (49%).