Essential Report

Airstrikes against Islamic State

Sep 15, 2015

Q. Do you support or oppose Australia extending airstrikes against Islamic State into Syria? 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total Support 48% 43% 68% 19% 53%
Total Oppose 29% 37% 17% 58% 22%
Strongly support 25% 23% 37% 5% 27%
Support 23% 20% 31% 14% 26%
Oppose 15% 16% 11% 25% 13%
Strongly oppose 14% 21% 6% 33% 9%
Don’t know 22% 19% 16% 23% 25%

Almost half (48%) of Australians support Australia extending airstrikes against Islamic State into Syria.

29% oppose this.

Coalition voters (68%) were far more likely to support the airstrikes, while Greens were more likely to oppose (58%).

56% of males compared to 41% of females support the airstrikes.

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