Essential Report

Access to Information on Parenting

Jun 20, 2017

Note: the following question was commissioned by the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “It is in the interests of the whole community that parents have access to the information they need to help support and care for their children”?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Green Vote Other Male Female 18-34 35-44 45-64 65+ Children No Children
Total agree 80% 79% 84% 90% 81% 77% 84% 74% 83% 84% 86% 82% 80%
Total disagree 2% 2% 2% 1% 5% 3% 2% 2% 2% 3% 2% 3% 2%
Strongly agree 35% 38% 32% 48% 34% 31% 39% 37% 39% 28% 25% 42% 31%
Agree 45% 41% 52% 42% 47% 46% 45% 37% 44% 56% 61% 40% 49%
Neither agree not disagree 13% 15% 12% 8% 12% 17% 9% 17% 12% 10% 9% 13% 13%
Disagree 2% 2% 2% 1% 4% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 1% 2% 2%
Strongly disagree 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Don’t know 4% 4% 2% 1% 3% 4% 5% 6% 4% 3% 3% 3% 5%

80% agree that it is in the interests of the whole community that parents have access to the information they need to help support and care for their children. Women (84% agree) were more likely to agree than men (77%), and support tended to increase with age (74% of those aged 18-34 agreed, compared to 86% of those aged 65+).

No more than 5% of any demographic group disagreed with the statement.

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