Essential Report

Approval of Royal Commission

Nov 19, 2012

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Government’s decision to hold a Royal Commission into child sexual abuse in institutions?

 

Total

Vote ALP

Vote Libs

Vote Greens

Cath-
olic

Ang-
lican

Other Protest-
ant

Other religion

No religion

Total approve

88%

92%

87%

95%

83%

88%

93%

86%

91%

Total disapprove

4%

2%

6%

3%

6%

6%

2%

3%

3%

Strongly approve

60%

66%

55%

72%

48%

61%

68%

56%

65%

Approve

28%

26%

32%

23%

35%

27%

25%

30%

26%

Disapprove

3%

2%

5%

2%

4%

5%

2%

3%

2%

Strongly disapprove

1%

*

1%

1%

2%

1%

1%

Don’t know

8%

5%

8%

1%

11%

6%

5%

11%

6%

88% approve of the Government’s decision to hold a Royal Commission into child sexual abuse in institutions and 4% disapprove.

The groups most likely to “strongly approve” were aged 65+ (71%), Greens voters (72%), Labor voters (66%), other protestants (68%) and those on incomes less than $1,000 pw (70%).

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