Essential Report

Aid to Pacific islands

Dec 8, 2015

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of Australia using $1 billion of our foreign aid budget over the next 5 years to help Pacific Island nations address the impacts of climate change?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total approve

44%

48%

42%

61%

39%

Total disapprove

40%

35%

47%

28%

50%

Strong approve

12%

16%

8%

28%

12%

Approve

32%

32%

34%

33%

27%

Disapprove

21%

18%

25%

19%

23%

Strongly disapprove

19%

17%

22%

9%

27%

Don’t know

17%

17%

11%

12%

11%

44% approve of Australia using $1 billion of our foreign aid budget over the next 5 years to help Pacific Island nations address the impacts of climate change and 40% disapprove.

Those most likely to approve were Greens voters (61%), men (50%) and university educated (55%). Those most likely to disapprove were Liberal/National voters (47%), women (45%) and aged 65+ (48%).

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