Essential Report

ABC

Jun 19, 2018

Q. Do you think funding for the following ABC services should be increased, decreased or stay the same?

  Increase funding Decrease funding Same funding Don’t know
Local news in rural and regional areas 36% 11% 38% 16%
Emergency broadcasts 45% 8% 32% 15%
Children’s entertainment 20% 14% 50% 15%
News and current affairs 28% 13% 45% 14%
Support for local Australian content and film makers 38% 12% 35% 16%

 

The majority believe that funding for all ABC services should be increased or maintained.

The services with most support for increased funding were emergency broadcasts (45%), local Australian content and film makers (38%) and local news in rural and regional areas (36%).

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