Essential Report

Air strikes against Islamic State

Oct 13, 2015

Q. Do you think that Australia conducting airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria will make Australia more or less safe from the threat of terrorism?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total more safe

13%

15%

14%

7%

13%

Total less safe

45%

46%

42%

48%

49%

A lot more safe

4%

3%

5%

2%

5%

A little more safe

9%

12%

9%

5%

8%

Make no difference

33%

30%

38%

37%

32%

A little less safe

25%

25%

24%

28%

27%

A lot less safe

20%

21%

18%

20%

22%

Don’t know

9%

9%

6%

9%

5%

45% think that conducting airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria will make Australia less safe from the threat of terrorism and 13% think it will make Australia less safe. 33% think it makes no difference.

51% of women think it will make Australia less safe compared to 39% of men.

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