Opinion of NBN

Apr 16, 2012

 Q. From what you’ve heard, do you favour or oppose the planned national broadband network (NBN)?

 

27 Sep 2010

14 Feb 2011

18 Apr 2011

20 Feb 2012

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total favour

56%

48%

54%

56%

57%

80%

42%

68%

Total oppose

18%

31%

28%

25%

22%

4%

40%

9%

Strongly favour

27%

19%

22%

20%

18%

31%

8%

32%

Favour

29%

29%

32%

36%

39%

49%

34%

36%

Oppose

12%

16%

13%

15%

15%

4%

26%

9%

Strongly oppose

6%

15%

15%

10%

7%

-

14%

-

Don’t know

26%

22%

18%

19%

21%

16%

18%

23%

 

Opposition to the NBN has declined a little since this question was last asked in February.

57% (+1%) favour the NBN and 22% (-3%) oppose it. There is overwhelming majority support from Labor and Greens voters and Liberal/National voters now support the NBN 42%/40%.

By age group, those aged under 35 were 63% favour/13% oppose and those aged 55+ were 53% favour/35% oppose.

79% of those that believe their area will be connected to the NBN in the next three years favour the NBN and only 12% oppose. Those who think they will not be connected in the next three years split 51% support/35% oppose.