Essential Report

Actions on Ukraine air disaster

Aug 5, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the following actions Australia is taking or might take to secure and search the Malaysia Airlines crash site in Ukraine? 

 

Total approve

Total dis-approve

 

Strongly approve

Approve

Dis-approve

Strongly dis-approve

Don’t know

Sending unarmed Australian Federal Police to secure and search the crash site

51%

38%

17%

34%

23%

15%

11%

Sending armed Australian Federal Police to secure and search the crash site

64%

25%

25%

39%

16%

9%

11%

Sending armed Australian Federal Police to secure and search the crash site without the agreement of the Ukraine Government

26%

60%

10%

16%

29%

31%

13%

51% approve of sending unarmed Australian Federal Police to secure and search the Malaysia Airlines crash site and 64% approve sending armed forces. However, only 26% approve sending armed forces without the agreement of the Ukraine Government – and 60% disapprove.

Liberal/National voters were more likely to approve of each action – 57% approve of unarmed forces, 71% approve armed forces and 37% approve armed forces without agreement.

There was a significant split on gender on approval of sending unarmed forces – 58% of men and 42% of women.

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